Project: Alessandro Mason / Exhibitions: VII Triennale Design Museum. Il design italiano oltre le crisi. Autarchia, Asterità, Autoproduzione curated by Beppe Finessi at Triennale Design Museum, Milano 14-15 – Artivisive San fedele 12-13 prize, third place (group finalists exhibition)


The project "Meccanismi/Paesaggi" is composed by a series of research on water, its movements and its role within our landscapes. The project alternates studies and actions realized between the years 2010/2013, as a project or a site specific intervention with the aim of “setting up” the water, to create a dialogue between man and nature through a series of celebrative machines, so stage water. The first research and projects are the result of my master degree final project in landscape architecture, at Politecnico di Milano, supervisor Beppe Finessi, the project was then developed in different directions including “Brancusi alla Radio”, that has received the Artivisive San Fedele 2012/2013 prize, Third Place. And a series of temporary installation into the landscape.

Real Sounds. In a world of students who are all smart but almost identical, here he comes, and he looks as if he has just left a workshop. He is out of this time; yet he dictates his own time. For his designs, he uses the welder and the hammer; AutoCAD is not his cup of tea. He is proud of his accent and shades of Veneto; yet he looks to the entire world. He always plays on other levels: when he presents his project for a shelter among the trees, he leaves everybody behind. He leaves for his Grand Tour, looking to the East, to today’s Japan, where the way is being paved for tomorrow’s architecture. He frequents the studios of geniuses (Sou Fujimoto) and the workshops of real masters (Terunobu Fujimori); there he immerses himself in another nature, listens to rhythms and sounds, and then comes back. His graduation thesis – which is dealt with in these pages – is the result of his intimate, personal thoughts, and his looking elsewhere. Eight projects hovering between the landscape and music, understood as silence. Ideas have broad horizons – those of land art –; sounds are dreams, crosses between industrial music and a well-tempered harpsichord. Such models as to make John Hejduk envious; drawings on old paper, like those by Carol Rama, something between visionariness and the land register. Alessandro Mason, a real one at last!

Beppe Finessi

The project "Meccanismi/Paesaggi" is composed by a series of research on water, its movements and its role within our landscapes. The project alternates studies and actions realized between the years 2010/2013, as a project or a site specific intervention with the aim of “setting up” the water, to create a dialogue between man and nature through a series of celebrative machines, so stage water. The first research and projects are the result of my master degree final project in landscape architecture, at Politecnico di Milano, supervisor Beppe Finessi, the project was then developed in different directions including “Brancusi alla Radio”, that has received the Artivisive San Fedele 2012/2013 prize, Third Place. And a series of temporary installation into the landscape.

Real Sounds. In a world of students who are all smart but almost identical, here he comes, and he looks as if he has just left a workshop. He is out of this time; yet he dictates his own time. For his designs, he uses the welder and the hammer; AutoCAD is not his cup of tea. He is proud of his accent and shades of Veneto; yet he looks to the entire world. He always plays on other levels: when he presents his project for a shelter among the trees, he leaves everybody behind. He leaves for his Grand Tour, looking to the East, to today’s Japan, where the way is being paved for tomorrow’s architecture. He frequents the studios of geniuses (Sou Fujimoto) and the workshops of real masters (Terunobu Fujimori); there he immerses himself in another nature, listens to rhythms and sounds, and then comes back. His graduation thesis – which is dealt with in these pages – is the result of his intimate, personal thoughts, and his looking elsewhere. Eight projects hovering between the landscape and music, understood as silence. Ideas have broad horizons – those of land art –; sounds are dreams, crosses between industrial music and a well-tempered harpsichord. Such models as to make John Hejduk envious; drawings on old paper, like those by Carol Rama, something between visionariness and the land register. Alessandro Mason, a real one at last!

Beppe Finessi