Dip in Space
The exhibition ‘Dip in Space’ is a quasi-organic display that offers guests a hands-on opportunity to explore the standardizing of space. It has been designed by students at Head-Genève (the Geneva University of Art and Design). The display is divided into two worlds; in the first, the bright red magma is set above the platform, representing the mind of the designer in full ferment. In the second world, visitors can experiment with the invention and production of forms. Using a pulley system, they dip forms into wax-filled containers, where their object receives a unique finish. The forms they produce are assembled to constitute a collective work in progress. Throughout the show, the walls and objects will gradually blend together to form a single entity or ‘total art work.’ From cocktails served to staff uniforms, seating areas and projected images, everything will combine and metamorphize into one environment that illustrates how design allows for individual, participatory and democratic inventiveness. This is Head’s third time participating in Milan design week; the young creators are studying Bachelors courses in fashion design and interior architecture, plus Masters in design students. The exhibit has been part of a workshop led by Matali Crasset and Alexandra Midal. It can be seen until 17 April at Zona Tortona (Via Tortona, 32).