Fabrica has been invited by the French Institute of Cooperation of Tunis to participate in the Traditional Tunisian Tapestries Workshops that will take place in Tunis from November 30th to December 5th.
Tunisian and European designers will explore the traditional skills of Tunisia to create new works. Craftsmen and designers will combine their own skills to conceive innovative forms, from sketches to prototypes, thus renewing interest in outdated or declining industries.
Fabrica’s designers Sam Baron and Elliott Burford will work in the field of plant fibers, with a focus on woven reeds. Making objects with braided fiber plant stem is a Tunisian tradition, performed primarily by men, as working conditions are generally difficult in overheated workshops. They have chosen to work the ground, on the border between the West and the East.
The output of the Traditional Tunisian Tapestries Workshops will culminate in the 2010 exhibition 'The Collection'.
30 November - 5 December 2009
Rwanda Again, the latest documentary produced by Fabrica ad RSI Swiss Television, was broadcast on Monday December 14th and 15th, at 9.00 pm on LA2, the new RSI channel, dedicated to a young audience, with a great offer of cultural programmes, documentaries and fiction films.
“Rwanda Again” tells the story of survival and remembrance as a means for healing the wounds of Genocide. This film focuses on life in five key locations where these atrocities were perpetrated - an ore mine, sugarcane field, fishing lake, a cattle slaughterhouse and farms where life continues over grounds stained by violence and brutality.
A story of work and healing; of a people who have survived the ruins of genocide and must rebuild what they once had and what they must have; food, shelter, liberty and trust for fellow human beings.
See trailer: http://www.fabrica.it/project/rwanda-again-trailer
The world seen through the lenses of six young female photographers from Fabrica on view in Verona
Fabrica, together with Studio la Città, presents a series of six photographic exhibitions that are shown in turn in the gallery from 21 November 2009 to the end of January 2010.
This collaboration was formed with the aim of casting our gaze over the world about us, giving prominence to the work of a number of young female photographers who have lived, or are currently living, in Fabrica.
Studio la Città
Lungadige Galtarossa 21
Here below the calendar:
21 November 2009
Under Gods, Stories from Soho Road
28 November 2009
Pilgrimage to Uman
12 December 2009
Here You Are, a Wilted Flower
22 December 2009
8 January 2010
The Middle Distance
15 January 2010
The two interactive art installations Venetian Mirror and Exquisite Clock have been selected by the V&A to be part of the exhibition "Decode: Digital Design Sensations", from 8 December 2009 to 11 April 2010. Decode is a major survey of the best contemporary digital art and design from around the world.
Venetian Mirror is a digital mirror which distorts our sense of time and in which the viewer sees an image of their body reflected - but only if they keep still. This work reflects images, like a mirror, but represents time, like a clock. It stages time as an experience, and puts the spectator at the heart of this experience of time.
Venetian Mirror is by Andy Cameron and Sam Baron with Oriol Ferrer Mesia, Goncalo Campos and Dave Towey.
Exquisite Clock is a clock made of numbers taken from everyday life - seen, captured and uploaded by people from all over the world. Built around an online database, the clock exists as a web 2.0 website, an iPhone application and as a series of site specific installations. The project connects time, play and visual aesthetics. It's about creativity, collaboration and exchange.
Exquisite Clock is by Joao Wilbert. iPhone application is by Steven Baughman.
After the Milan Furniture Fair (April 2009) and the Venice Art Biennial (June 2009), Trans-Forma, an exhibition of classic Zanotta designs which Fabrica’s young designers have reinterpreted with a modern twist, will be presented from the 11th to the 28th of November at the Zanotta Shop in Athens, Greece.
The exhibition envisages 17 icon items from Zanotta’s collection, which under the guidance of Sam Baron, designer and responsible of Fabrica’s design projects, have been reinterpreted in a metaphorical key by the team’s young creatives. From the clothes stand Shanghai to the seat Sella, the inflatable armchair Blow, the mirror Milo, the table Bieder, every item gradually takes on unforeseen forms and functions among the catalogue’s evergreens.
11 - 28 November 2009
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