– A new series by Mattia Balsamini and Studio Fludd for Kristalia Design
Kristalia design pieces become active players in dynamic states of balance. The gym scenario suggests a challenging equilibrium between fun and discipline, body intelligence and rational control, repetition versus randomness.
Stemming of the previous collaborative project Wasted Arena where Mattia Balsamini and Studio Fludd spent a day roaming around the beaches on Lido di Venezia with a survival kit of mixed materials play-fighting on ephemeral battlegrounds on Stretching Routine the attention admittedly shifted towards a controlled and playful environment. As classic pieces got reworked and redesigned, they needed their skills and shapes to be tested.
An extensive interview about some of my work by Tom Giddins for Gestalten. It can be read here.
Production: Circular Agency
Styling: Ramona Tabita
MUA: Greta Agazzi
Assistant: Teo Zanin
Many thanks to Stefano Temporin, Ornella Rondinella and Laura Doardo.
Riaperture Festival in Ferrara will be hosting Available Resources among other exhibitions scattered throughout the city – starting from March 29th.
New work for ISA. Images in collaboration with Hyemin Ro for the launch of a new collection designed by Antonio Citterio. Thank you Paolo Cavalli at CCRZ for the fun commission.
Opening next Thursday in Paris at Page Blanche.
The exhibition will feature photographic work by Piergiorgio Sorgetti, Benedetta Casagrande, Mattia Parodi, Marina Caneve, Elena Negri, Mattia Balsamini, Iacopo Pasqui, Sara Barcaroli, Simone Mizzotti and Nicola Novello.
The works were developed within the context of “Cuore di Pietra”, a workshop/residency program led by me and writer Wu Ming 2 last spring. The initiative was developed by Sineglossa, and resulted in this little publication by Skinnerboox: https://www.skinnerboox.com/note-series/cuoredipietra
See you there?
Installation views of Available Resources – Time, space, labour and the proximity of home a project commissioned by OMNE, on display at Casa Giorgione until November 11th.
More info here.
Thank you to Massimo Sordi and Stefania Stefania Rössl.
Euthanasia advocate, activist and lawyer Filomena Gallo for the cover of D La Repubblica — huge thanks to Alfredo Albertone, Manila Camarini, Rachele Bagnato + Damiano Giacomello and Umberto Granata.