Twenty young designers coordinated by Formafantasma as guest art directors and Giorgia Zanellato collectively created ten installations with an equally poetic colophon: a number of glass vases blown by each of them and a plate bearing their names and the strength of their breath.
The works on show unveil air’s various qualities, making them tangible: an interactive printer records on paper the movement of the breath according to the user’s lung capacity; the weight of air is made clear by an installation displaying the reciprocal tension between several elements; and a series of drawings in Japanese ink wash illustrates the effects of air over time via a growing tree. Water is another element present in the exhibition: in Leonardo’s great machine, showing its synergy with air via a large fan that moves water to activate smaller fans connected to each other.
April 14–19, 2015
FUHA – The expression of air
Foro Bonaparte 60, Milano