Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery, Fuoriquadriennale 16th Art Quadriennale, from 7th October to 30th November 2016, Rome.
Operativa Arte Contemporanea welcomes you to “The domestic promised land: the desert, the net and the bones”, the first solo project by Parasite 2.0 conceived for gallery spaces. The collective from Milan is back in Rome after the winning experience at YAP 2016: thanks to this eminent prize, last spring the collective realized in the MAXXI courtyard a great environmental installation. On this occasion instead, they present a new work that looks critically at the concept of the home, thus imposing us to rethink the processes of contemporary life. This project talks about the moments in which man was obliged to change modalities that we used to give form to our habitat: in recent years, in fact, in Ukraine and Holland, the rests of particular constructions were discovered, and they were defined as “Mammoth Bones House”, clusters of circular-formed habitations, which had been built during the last ice age using bones of Mammoths. Parasite 2.0 approach concept of “shelter” in contemporary age: to shape a new vision of this “primary artifact” is like narrating and imagining a new phase of anthropization, a new civilization. The house is transformed into a set design, a fiction in opposition to nature, able to bring us into another world. Can the house still be considered, on one hand, as a private space in the era of the “sharing economy”, and on the other, as the last existing encrypted space? — as the last shelter in an ascetic desert, a place in which to disconnect from society and where our deepest desires can come true?
Collaborators: Giulia Giovanelli, Alberto Spinella, Massimo Tenan
Ph. Parasite 2.0 and Operativa
"10 Anni di Parasite 2.0"_In dialogo con Salvatore Peluso su PTW School[READ]
"Scenografie Politiche" per Menelique #4[READ]
In dialogue with Nick Axel for Extra Extra Magazine n.13°[READ]
"Parasite Invasion" is part of Istmo magazine's first release![READ]
"Ten Deserts" for Un Sedicesimo #55 by Corraini Edizioni.[READ]
"At the beginning there was the desert" for Magda Magazine. Text by Parasite, photography by Giaime Meloni.[READ]
Our article on Horst Arts and Music Festival is on Domus web[READ]
"Architecture, artifice and the normative man" on Avery Shorts[READ]
"Three Stories: On Future Shock, Retreat, and Architecture as Scenography" on DUE a weekly publication made by Sofia Pia Belenky and Tobias Hentzer Dausgaard and designed by Simone Niquille for the Architectural Association.[READ]
"Cosmology, Subcultures and Urban Wilderness" on Archinect[READ]
"The Internet Was a Desert" on Archinect.com[READ]
"The desert on the margins is my Heimat: for a non-eurocentric vision of migrations and architecture"_Cartha on Making Heimat, a special issue on the German Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia, 2016[READ]
"Towards a Digital Talking Architecture"_Form of Formalism, n.3, 2016[READ]
“L’architetto neofiliaco”_Kabul Magazine, 2016[READ]
"The Neophiliac Architect: Three-act play" Trans 28, architectural magazine edited by ETH Zurich Architecture Department[READ]
"Partytopia, crypto urban desert e primitive future tribalism" Artribune, “Carnet d’architecture” a cura di Emilia Giorgi[READ]
“Primitive Future Office”_Plug-in Book, 2016[READ]
"Extreme-Land#5" Interview with Simone Niquille_ATP Diary[READ]
"Extreme-Land#4" Interview with Matilde Cassani_ATP Diary[READ]
"Extreme-Land#2" Interview with m-a-u-s-e-r_ATP Diary[READ]
"Extreme-Land#3" Interview with Aristide Antonas_ATP Diary[READ]
"Extreme-Land#1" Interview with Andreas Angelidakis_ATP Diary[READ]
“Città: rammendare le coscienze” Archphoto[READ]
Parasite 2.0 is a design and research agency based in Milan and London. Founded in 2010 by Stefano Colombo, Eugenio Cosentino and Luca Marullo, they investigate the status of human habitats, acting within a hybrid of architecture, design, and scenography.
Parasite 2.0 has worked and collaborated with Triennale Milano, Copenhagen International Fashion Fair, Ikea, Missoni, Terraforma Festival, Sunnei and Venice Architecture Biennale, among others.
They taught at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, MADE Program and since 2022 they have been regularly teaching at Design Academy Eindhoven.
Parasite 2.0 were awarded the YAP Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016.
Via Boncompagni 51/10,
Milano, 20139, Italy.
Cell Studios, Grosvenor Way,
London E5 9NE, UK.
info [at] parasiteparasite.com
parasite2.0 [at] gmail.com
Cosentino Eugenio (founder)
Luca Marullo (founder)
Colombo Stefano (founder)
Alberto Spinella, Anna Minissale, Anton Kuzmin, Antonello Livrano, Antonino Giuffrida, Benedetto D’Antoni, Emma Varotto, Filippo Cocca, Giorgia Leone, Gilles Hellemans, Iacopo Costanzo, Lavinia Romina Mates, Massimo Tenan, Tomoyo Tsurumi, Petra Adela Popa, Roxana Orasteanu, Salvatore De Pascalis, Sara Barilli, Simona Pavoni, Motong Yang.
Laica Mono, released by ABCDinamo