The HARDWARE SOFTCORE Installation, designed by Gabriele Falconi, is directed to the interaction of the viewer, to his involvement, even physical, as an actor aware of choices and paths. Of monumental size, its modular installation was born from the idea of using the standard scaffolding system, which is made of shiny galvanized steel, repeating and assembling in vertical and horizontal direction.“The use of construction element, the simplest, declined to unusual, different, ambiguous shapes. For a skeleton of a large lizard, a cathedral with many naves, an interstellar starship. All that is involved here is multiple and transforms itself, starting from temporary basis to monumental forms, contradicting its premises. And finding its attractive side in construction hardware.” – Falconi. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The result is a post-modern ephemeral monument, where metal ganglia draw unusual shapes, sometimes massive like erected walls, sometimes articulated in thin silhouettes; the work “devours” space and rejects another, in a sprawling and impressive dispose of portals, horizontal currents, diagonals, gravel guards and guard rails, base plates: metallic elements that form a single body that has enormous skeleton, limbs and a beating heart, the true center of the installation. The stage has been “inhabited” during the Festival with music and art performances, involving the public and has been subject to a special photography workshop, open to all, coordinated by Paola Cavalli, teacher in Photographic Technique at LABA.
Architect: Gabriele Falconi
Location: Castello di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Construction Materials and Installation: GF Ponteggi Srl
Lighting: Scena Urbana Srl
Textile: Cittadini Spa
Special Thanks: Falegnameria Inganni, Helios Srl, Fabio Paris Art Gallery
Special Support: Musnèl
Client: Musical Zoo Festival
Total Area: approx. 150 sqm
Completion Date: July 2012
HARDWARE SOFTCORE Installation / Gabriele Falconi originally appeared on ArchDaily, the most visited architecture website on 22 Sep 2012.
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