Project: Exhibition COME CASA! AN EXPERIENCE OF INTERIOR ESPACES Date: April 2014 Date: Las Naves. Calle Juan Verdeguer, 16. Valencia
We have taken advantage of the anniversary to show from our web the Project we did with the name COME CASA! And with it we won the competition #Experiencia CDICV: Lo habitable, lo habitado, lo vivido. We used five spaces to be experimented with a very basic action, eating bread. There is something in common between the concept of home and bread, something unconsciously joins them. Maybe the idea of refuge and food that they represent, turns them into something which is part of our vital essence. It seems like, that if between both of them we could change attributes or adjectives without altering their meaning, in contrast, it seems like it grows. For instance, a bread made with a mother dough? , it seems that the same dough was used to build the houses, or something like that, and perhaps it isn’t a coincidence that one path of bread crumbs will makes we the brothers return home. The title COME CASA in an imperative way, tries to appeal to the action of the visitor, in order to live the experience of the interior space.A basic action –eating bread- almost basic, to reach the experiences maybe more sophisticated in place and mode. It is important where and how we eat this bread, Do the surroundings affect it? In what way? That is what we experimented with this project. We planned the exhibition from the facilities in five places which recreate different environments, where there was just one thing in common between them: bread in a dish, inviting the visitors to taste them. Each room is recreated in the interior of a cube, and represents a place where we eat. Going into its cube a movement sensor detects us and activates light, sounds, projections, .. depending on the cases. In each room a small camera was installed which filmed the visitors movements and reactions.
THE FIVE ROOMS/CUBE
1.Eat bread and valorate it. We wanted to try how our bread in this sophisticated and smart space works, what takes away or adds to the lacquer sobriety, the purity of backlighted fabric, or the white linen tablecloth on which it was showed.
2. For the purpose of the multiplier effect. The identity in front of the mirror separates what it reflects, but overall multiplies.The unit (= individuality, loneliness..)in contrast to multiplicity, the sharing experience… The mirror moves you from the dining room of your house to a wedding hall, in this case with just one menu made of bread and fish.
3. A vegetable without egg. It is proven that the vegetal environment reduces stress but, What do we need in order for it to be real? Can we imitate nature with the same results?
4.Colourants and preservatives. In a modest tribute to James Turrel we wanted the color to invade this room, in order for the light to give shape to the room.
5. The sky in a room. This was a room with an austere aspect, with a poor aspect, where furniture doesn’t exist and the bread is in the middle of the room, on a dish, but over the floor.
In this space we used an interactive pavement to play with the visitors, when they went into the room, some evasive mouses projected to the floor, started to run and left the room, giving the full importance to the bread. The bread asks to be eaten. Round the bread, appeared projected onions , and the romantic song of Nino Paoli “Il cielo in una stanza” was played. In that moment visitors could eat, or dance, or ..both things”