Research based project in between design, ecology and landscape
The project Meccanismi/Paesaggi is a research based project on water as a topic, its movements, presence 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 manmade and nature through a series of celebrative machines.
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!
Premio Arti Visive San Fedele 2012/2013, Curated by Matteo Galbiati third place, Galleria San Fedele Milano 2013
Il design italiano oltre le crisi. Autarchia, Austerità, Autoproduzione curated by Beppe Finessi at Triennale Design Museum, 2014