max lamb crafts furniture for the albanian pavilion at venice biennale max lamb crafts furniture for the albanian pavilion at venice biennale
jun 07, 2016

max lamb crafts furniture for the albanian pavilion at venice biennale

max lamb crafts furniture for the albanian pavilion at venice biennale
all images © špela volčič

 

 

 

inside the albanian pavilion at the 2016 venice architecture biennale, british designer max lamb has created a collection of furniture for their ‘I have left you the mountain’ exhibition. the theme inside the exhibit initiates a conversation about the urbanism of displacement, projecting the albanian case onto an international stage, with the express intention to transmit that dialogue and its speculation back into albania.

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a series of beige distorted stools and benches can be seen organized underneath the suspended loud speakers. embodying max lamb’s recognized style, the rubber-fabricated furniture is reminiscent of plinths and ruins invites visitors to sit and engage with albania’s exhibition.

 

 

meanwhile, ten texts written by contemporary thinkers and writers have been recorded with a background to music created by the last remaining groups of albanian iso-polyphonic singers. a 12-inch vinyl record is played continuously in the pavilion as an eight-channel audio installation, filling the pavilion with the voices of albania.

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ten texts written by contemporary thinkers and writers have been recorded with a background to music

 

 

 

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a plastic curtain serves as a transparent divider

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music recorded by the last remaining groups of albanian iso-polyphonic singers

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using 8 speakers at the pavilion each of the voices is reproduced individually

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playback is controlled by a record player playing mspinky vinyl records containing timecode information

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visitors inside the albanian pavilion

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