Nasagonando art project, 6th June 2018, Ormea.
The intervention wants to be a strong sign into the territory. It is a symbol of the violence of the anthropization, of the difference between nature and artifice, of the fight “man vs nature”.
Despite its strong presence and recognisability in opposition to the environment, the installation is not made to stay, to remain, but it suffers the action of both time and nature. Made of natural material, it dissolves, melts through time. It vanishes under the violence of the water that caused the on 24th November 2016 caused the flood the destroyed entire parts of that area.
It is an element to observe, a totem that celebrates the caducity of the human activity on the landscape, and its powerlessness on nature. In a sense, it is a symbol of the anthropization, of human action for the struggle for survival against nature. The artwork is made of a biodegradable material: bricks of salt for feeding horses.
Project curated by Plug-in (Emanuele Piccardo).
With the support of Comune di Ormea and CRC Foundation.
Ph. Stefano Colombo
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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, Pantone, Corraini Editions, Terraforma Festival, Missoni, Nero Editions, Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Shenzhen Architecture Biennale, among others.
They have led didactic activity at Faculté d’architecture de l’université libre de Bruxelles, Design Academy Eindhoven, Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Politecnico di Milano. They taught at The Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, NABA Nuova Accademia Belle Arti Milano, and since 2016 they have been regularly teaching at MADE Program-Accademia di Belle Arti R. Gagliardi in Syracuse, Italy.
Parasite 2.0 were awarded the Young Architects Program MAXXI in 2016. They are represented by Operativa Arte Contemporanea Gallery and Galleria Corraini Arte Contemporanea.
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