04.04.08 | SCI-Arc Gallery @ 7pm
SCI-Arc Gallery exhibition discussion: Eric Owen Moss & Elena Manferdini
Merletti explores the intricacies of lace at a scale far beyond the intimate size commonly associated with the material. Made by the knotting and intertwining of multiple threads, the dynamic dance of lacemaking is brought to the scale of the SCI-Arc Gallery. This technique became an inspiration to Manferdini, the Los Angeles-based Italian architect; her project, which weaves itself along catenary supporting wires hung from above, engages the viewer at an intimate scale as the installation billows up through the space. Walking in the gallery, the viewer can appreciate the detail of each element that constitutes the overall form and the shadows cast on the floor.
In 2003 Elena Manferdini founded Atelier Manferdini, a highly visible design office that advocates design excellence and is recognized internationally for its ability to create imaginative architecture, fashion and object design. The work is based on the philosophy that design can participate in new developments defining our culture; translating the complexity of contemporary technology into built form.