The exhibition presents a series of objects, visual and sound atmospheres that try to establish connections between traditional craft and contemporary design from Sardinia in three historical moments telling the story of one hundred years of craft.
The large textile installation recalls a vertical loom. The “frame”, composed of the warp threads of seven carpets woven only partly and placed side by side, hides a visual and sound texture. The projection brings the multimedia narration to life. The metaphor of weaving, on top of recalling the collection displayed, evokes the connections with Sardinian culture and territory, of which artisanal knowledge is a direct expression. The installation ideally reproduces the peculiar path of Sardinian craftsmanship, that weaving the threads of tradition and contemporaneity, has been able to reinvent itself in the organizational model and in its production. The multimedia “weaving”, plays with overlaps, references and repetitions of images and sounds, highlighting the connections between Sardinian landscape, culture and craftsmanship.
Curated by Roberta Morittu and Giuliana Altea with Antonella Camarda, the exhibition Past-Future, Craft Design in Sardinia, was promoted by Regione Autonoma della Sardegna and hosted at Milan’s Triennale on April 4-9 2017.
mixed media installation
drums Federico Fanesi, bass guitar Franco Parravicini
exhibition graphics and communication design
Laboratorio AnimazioneDesign, Università di Sassari, Alghero
multimedia AV set up
Neo Tech S.r.l.