THESEUS IN THE 80’S

Installation for the Unfolding Pavillion 2018 at Giudecca Social Housing in Venice, curated by Sara Favargiotti, Davide Tommaso Ferrando, Daniel Tudor Munteanu.

 

Project team: Gabriele Corbo, Jacopo Costanzo, Valeria Guerrisi

Collaborators: Loriano Giannone, Michelangelo Sicari, Angela Tanzola

 

Laurian Ghinitoiu©

The proposal imagines the temporary installation of an object able to create interaction and dialogue with the complex spaces of the Giudecca Social Housing. This artifact serves a didactical function, acting as an opportunity to explore, discover, and better comprehend this intricate, late twentieth century architectural masterpiece. Simultaneously, the proposal is intended to recall and evoke the specific historical moment that represents the event’s theme: the 1980’s, birth period of both this housing project and the invited group of authors. These premises materialize in a line, a wire, a cable that will guide visitors through the maze-like areas of Gino Valle’s complex, revoking Ariane’s mythical thread which helped the hero Theseus inside Minos’ labyrinth. To capture the guest’s attention and curiosity, and in order to emphasize the contrast between the sobriety of the buildings and the extraneous item, this “string” will be a glowing, luminescent object that echoes an 80’s glam, flashy feel.

Atelier XYZ©

Atelier XYZ©