“People in a Building Without the Building”, from 8th to 9th April 2016, Milan.
“The last ritual of a domesticated building” is a project developed for “People in a Building without the Building”, an event curated by Kunstverein Milano and Careof during the 2016 MiArt fair in Milan, 24 hours before the demolition of such building (Ex Guarmet–former jewelry factory). People in a Building Without the Building is organized as a collective action, made of performances, interventions, sound pieces and djset. “The last ritual of a domesticated building” is the last action within the Ex-Guarmet, thus trying to be its celebratory ritual, before it definitely disappears. For the last time, the spatiality of the domesticated building is altered. Hence, during its last days, it will live in a new and wild modality. The action consisted in the removal of some elements of the building such as neon lights, drywall, and furniture. Such architectural and spatial interventions, mainly driven by the use of the color and by the replacement of those elements with a new layout, will work as support of the whole event.
All the artworks of the different artists give life to a coral action: a series of specific languages and practices that the participants thought in relation to that place.
Project with: Alterazioni Video, Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Lupo Borgonovo, Simone Brollis, Beatrice Catanzaro, Heman Chong, Leone Contini, Anna Franceschini, Riccardo Giacconi, Aldo Giannotti, Marcos Lutyens, Daniele Maffeis, Diego Marcon, Kinkaleri, Jacopo Miliani, Elena Nemkova, Ozmo, Parasite 2.0, Maria Pecchioli, Davide Savorani, Enzo Umbaca, Valentina Vetturi, Driant Zeneli.
Curated by Kunstverein Milano & Martina Angelotti (Careof)
Ph. Francesco Stelitano
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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, 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.
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Cosentino Eugenio (founder)
Luca Marullo (founder)
Colombo Stefano (founder)
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