matali crasset: dip in space with HEAD genève
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apr 14, 2011
matali crasset: dip in space with HEAD genève


‘dip in space’ installation view
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in a series of workshops led by french designer matali crasset and curator alexandra midal at the
geneva university of art and design
(HEAD – genève), the ‘dip in space’ exhibition presented at milan design week 2011,
brings together students of the institution’s masters in design – spaces and communication,
masters in media design and the bachelors in fashion design and interior architecture / space design programs.

 

 


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the installation is divided into two worlds: the first being that of a glowing red magma set above the platform
representing the mind of the designer in fulferment, and the second inviting visitors to experiment in a
fun and convivial way, to produce new forms – the concept behind the exhibition is to offer individuals
a new experience of creating and standardizing space.

 

 


three wells of wax are situated within the exhibition space
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the scene of the show features a sloping floor, in which containers of wax are situated below.
each of these three wells offer a pulley system in which visitors are asked to participate in the exhibition,
invited to dip supports into the wax-filled containers from which they withdraw the objects,
each one resulting in a unique form. these pieces are then reassembled in situ, as a means of constituting
a collective work that is a constantly changing quasi-organic space.

 

 


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over time, the space will change with the walls and objects eventually blending with one another,
a metamorphosing environment illustrating how design is a place for individual, participatory
and democratic inventiveness.

 

 


visitors interacting with the installation
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looking into the well
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pulley systems allow visitors to dip and retract objects in and out of the wells of wax
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some of the dipped objects drying
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installation view
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the ‘finished’ objects are hung in situ with others waiting to be dipped
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ceiling view
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visitors are invited to linger
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‘dip in space’
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matali crasset
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