The Fondazione Prada commissioned Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine to recount the final construction phase of the new Fondazione building in Milan designed by OMA.

Ila Bêka e Louise Lemoine, Spiriti, Fondazione Prada
In reference to Fondazione Prada new Milan venue’s history—a former distillery dating back to the 1910’s – Spiriti is an art project by Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine which distils the last month of completion of the compound into a collection of 15 video fragments.
From the chaos and dust of the construction process, these 15 scenes try to extract the “angels’ share” – those volatile substances which disappear during the ageing of a spirit in the barrel – in order to render the intangible sense of the spaces and preserve this transitory state of the site, which every day, through the progression of completion, evaporates.


This video-project continues the relationship established between the artists duo and the Fondazione in 2013 when they were commissioned to make a “portrait” of the building on the 25 Bis Rue Franklin in Paris built by Auguste Perret in 1903.

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