Andromeda's Wave Of Light Included In The A New Hook Exhibition

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The Fluxus sculpture to be exhibited at the Bellerive Museum, a House of Museum fur Gestaltung, in Zurich.

Venice - The Fluxus concept, Andromeda's weavering Murano glass artwork born from the cooperation between Artist Michela Vianello and designer Karim Rashid, was chosen to be included in A New Hook at the Zurich Bellerive Museum of Design. The exhibition sets out to explore current responses to the notion of craft, in particular needlework, in order to examine its impact on art, design andarchitecture. The presence of Fluxus at the exhibition once again proves Andromeda's unique ability in using the secular tradition of the Murano hand made glass as a tool for a contemporary artistic research. 

Fluxus: the wave of light and glass

Fluxus is the result of the cooperation between Artist Michela Vianello, whose inspiration gave shape to the overall concept of the sculpture, and designer Karim Rashid, who designed the Knit - individual hand-made glass element. The use of a single design element in an artistic context led up to a suspended and apparently fluid surface consisting of a multitude of elements whose balance derives from the overall composing motion: a fabric of energy flowing through points and lines, creating marked paths and colours able to generate the expression of motion in space.

The sole Knit element covers a recurrence of overtones: white to black, passing through 3 nuances of grey to transmit constant visual vibrations. The colour moves continuously in the optical space between the sculpture and the observer capturing an ever-changing three-dimensional effect in its endless harmonization. 

Fluxus: technical specs

Technical characteristics of Fluxus are outstanding: it covers a surface area of 60 m², using 80,000 handmade glass Knit elements in 5 colors. 6,000 kg of glass, steel and technology. The structure consists of mirrored hand shaped metal tracks, creating a perpetual sense of an unfinished spiral movement. Running on these tracks are fine cross-beams to which the Knit elements are anchored, attached one by one by means of a technical device created to an original Andromeda design. The lighting is provided by 5,000 punctiform halogen lamps distributed in a network across the internal surface of the wave. 

A New Hook: the exhibition

The exhibition "A New Hook. Rethinking Needlework" sets out to explore current responses to the notion of craft, in particular needlework, in order to examine its impact in the discourse of art, design, architecture and everyday life. The return of materiality and processes in contemporary art and design, rediscovering potential in both traditional and innovative materials and techniques, go hand in hand with the current protagonism of knitting and needlework.

The public attention expands from glossy celebrity news to the realm of academic and museum discourses, from artistic statements to craft activism, where making things is understood as form of self-sufficience, political statement and community building. 

About Andromeda

Andromeda is one of the world's leading brands in luxury custom, hand-made glass lighting design. Set up in Murano in 1972, Andromeda brings a sense of modernity through its original interpretation of aesthetic concepts. Since the 90's, President Gianluca Vecchi starts a series of collaborations involving custom projects with some of the most influential and recognizable names in architecture design. In 2005, Vecchi offers Andromeda's creative direction to Artist Michela Vianello.

On October 2nd of 2008, the Eurispes research centre placed Andromeda among the Italy's 100 most innovative companies, including it in the 3rd report on Italian Excellence. David Chipperfield, Pierre Yves Rochon, Imaad Rahmouni, Tobia Scarpa, Norman Foster and the artist Julian Schnabel are just a few of the names Andromeda worked with over the years. (www.andromedamurano.it)  

Andromeda International Srl - Calle Miotti, 16 - 30141 Murano (VE) - Tel. (+39) 041736674 - Fax (+39) 0415274453

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