The Tetro light show at the Intercontinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

The Tetro light show at the Intercontinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

The Intercontinental Lyon – Hotel Dieu is one of the oldest buildings in the city. Originally a hospital – the oldest in the region – it has since been used as a hotel and has undergone massive renovation over the past three years. The Hotel-Dieu reopened in its new guise last year, but only a few days ago it officially celebrated its opening, offering guests and spectators a unique spectacle. It was a lighting show curated by the French creative agency Tetro

Inside the large 32-meter high dome, the symbol of the building, images were projected ad hoc sewn onto the shape of the dome, exploiting its depth above all. 

The fil rouge that was followed in the creation of the projections was the journey, but declined in different ways: from the great journeys of explorers in 1700 to expeditions to the depths of the seas and oceans, up to space missions. 

The spectator, seated in the atrium and with his nose upwards, is wrapped in these images made with plays of light and transported for a few minutes into a parallel universe. 

Watch the video to discover the full projection! 

Tetro al Grand Hotel Dieu di Lione | Collater.al
Tetro al Grand Hotel Dieu di Lione | Collater.al
Tetro al Grand Hotel Dieu di Lione | Collater.al
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The first edition of “Books and others” at ICA Milano

The first edition of “Books and others” at ICA Milano

Collater.al Contributors · 3 months ago · Art

Something new in town! The last weekend of September, ICA Milan hosted the first edition of “Books and others“, three days dedicated to the books of art and visual culture, in which are presented and made available to the public about 100 titles of books and art catalogs proposed by 30 Italian publishers.

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The curators are Chiara Costa, publisher and contemporary art historian, Giovanna Silva, photographer and founder of the Humboldt Books, Dallas, a graphic and creative design studio founded by Francesco Valtolina and Kevin Pedron, and Alberto Salvadori, ICA director.

At the same time, ICA hosted the exhibition “Work-Book-Work curated by Gregorio Magnani on the subject of the artist’s book. The exhibition puts in dialogue a series of works conceived by five international artists who have chosen the artist’s book, understood as an autonomous work of art, as the central element of their research.

In conjunction with “Work-Book-Work” a program of lectures and conferences with the artists and curators of Books and Others.

The visitors were involved in the seminar “September Book, a workshop curated by Dallas and conducted by Giovanni Murolo and Marco Tomassoli with the participation of 8 artists, who worked with the public to create an editorial related to the work of every artist. Meanwhile, ICA is already preparing the next exhibition, “Perché le frontiere cambiano” by Masbedo, which opens this Friday, October 11th.

A jury of five experts – Saul Marcadent, Anna Franceschini, Cecilia Canziani, Samuel Gross and Lorenzo Paini – awarded the prize for the “best book of art and visual culture published in Italy in 2018” to the volume “Global Tools 1973- 1975 When Education coincides with Life “, edited by Silvia Franceschini and Valerio Borgonuovo for the NERO editions. To compete with the book of NERO, “Disappearing Objects” by Louis De Belle published by Bruno and “Unfinished. The birth of a style”, 2018 by Alterazioni Video published by Humboldt Books.

Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al
Books and Others da ICA Milano | Collater.al

Text by Bianca Felicori

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Gli Occhi Dicono Tutto, Salmoiraghi & Viganò’s touching campaign

Gli Occhi Dicono Tutto, Salmoiraghi & Viganò’s touching campaign

Giulia Guido · 3 months ago · Art

There are so many details and facets that populate our days and our daily lives that we take for granted. One of these is certainly the sight, the possibility to see people, faces, objects, colors, landscapes, which makes us happy, but also the causes of our pain. Because after all, there are things that only a glance can tell. 

It is precisely for this reason that the second Thursday in October is World Sight Day(WSD), called by the World Health Organization, the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and the World Union of Blind and Partially Sighted People to raise awareness on the prevention of eye diseases. 

For the occasion, Salmoiraghi & Viganò has created a touching spot that celebrates in every way the sight and everything that it can make us live. Gli Occhi Dicono Tutto, directed by Federico Brugia, is a series of common moments and phrases related to eyes and eyes. Perhaps after seeing him “Roll your eyes“, “Feast your eyes“, “Don’t even have eyes to cry“, “Don’t believe in your own eyes” will have another meaning.  

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Skaparkollektivet Forma, 17,000 sculptures for the refugees

Skaparkollektivet Forma, 17,000 sculptures for the refugees

Claudia Fuggetti · 3 months ago · Art

Seventeen thousand, this is the number of sculptures exhibited in a new installation by the Swedish collective Skaparkollektivet Forma. The group has tried to draw attention to the individuality of 17,000 young Afghan refugees that the Swedish government intends to repatriate. Unaccompanied minors arrived in Sweden in 2015, for a total of 23,500 in that year, and were fully integrated into their adoptive communities. However, the government seems to have changed course and has decided to back out.

Working with 1,500 volunteers, Skaparkollektivet Forma created small sculptures to represent each individual affected by the planned government uprooting. The works are glued to 34 looms in groups of 500, which allows for an easily transportable touring sculpture.

The collective’s work has had such a resonance that some young people have been allowed to stay, but it seems that most of the refugees will be repatriated.

“In the migration debate, living human beings tend to turn into anonymous volumes: we wanted to understand what this five-digit number actually represented. The installation makes the number 17,000 visible and above all shows that behind each number there is a person, there is a personality, a story, a work of art”.

The work was initially exhibited at the Liljevalchs art gallery, which is an independent public gallery in Stockholm.

Follow the collective on Instagram to stay up to date.

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Skaparkollektivet Shape, 17,000 sculptures for the refugees | Collater.al
Skaparkollektivet Shape, 17,000 sculptures for the refugees | Collater.al
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+ Pool Light, the floating installation by Playlab Inc & Family

+ Pool Light, the floating installation by Playlab Inc & Family

Claudia Fuggetti · 3 months ago · Art

+Pool Light is a public installation created by the PlayLab Inc &Family  team of NY and the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. The work of art has the task of restoring in real-time the physical condition of the water off pier 17 of the East River of Manhattan.

The data collected is displayed on an online dashboard that indicates whether the current water conditions are safe for swimming or not.
The installation measures 50 x 50 feet (15 x 15 meters) and consists of a series of LED lights, arranged in such a way as to create a cross.

“The project recognizes the “+” sign as a symbol of positivity, indicating the positive steps we have taken to improve water quality since the Clean Water Act of 1972. Conceptually, it is also a symbol of inclusiveness because the water that surrounds us does not belong to a single group, but to everyone”.

+Pool Light is designed to inform the public about water conditions in an accessible and engaging way.

“We wanted to find a way to empower people with the data and visually engage them with what is happening in the water in front of them”.

A series of sensors, part of the Fluidion alarm system, connect to the installation to take water samples, analyze them and detect their levels of salinity, toxins and harmful pathogens. When the levels of Enterococci, a bacterium that Fluidion analyzes, are safe for swimming + Pool Light illuminates the teal, but if high levels of harmful pathogens are detected it turns pink, warning the public that it is not safe to enter the water.

The brightness, frequency, and sharpness of the lights indicate the levels of oxygen, turbidity and pH present in the river.
The sculpture also changes its direction according to the current flow, moving clockwise when the water flows north and counterclockwise when it flows south.

Pool Light will be on display in New York until January 4, 2020.

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