nucleo uses boolean operations to create hybrid african masks
 

nucleo uses boolean operations to create hybrid african masks

‘boolean’ is a series of hybrid sculptures nucleo has created by coupling disparate elements like vintage furniture and cast concrete based on the application of boolean operators. boolean logic, named after english mathematician and computer pioneer george boole, established the use of operators like ‘NOT’, ‘OR’ and ‘AND’ that we now use in web searches.


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 / nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 25 x 32,1 x 43h cm unique piece
all images courtesy of studio pepe fotografia

 

it is precisely the application of such operations of subtraction, intersection and union that nucleo unleashes upon a trove of vintage artefacts. among these artifacts are items such as antique timber furniture, bronze sculptures and ceramic plates, which were then selected from the furnishings of a 1940’s apartment. 


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 / nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 25 x 32,1 x 43h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 18,9 x 35 x 41,2h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 18,9 x 35 x 41,2h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 29,5 x 29,5 x 58,5h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 29,5 x 29,5 x 58,5h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 30 x 27,4 x50h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 30 x 27,4 x50h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 24 x 35 x 39h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 24 x 35 x 39h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 25,5 x 31 x 58h cm unique piece


‘boolean’ and (african mask, watchman), 2017 nucleo_piergiorgio robino+edoardo u.
trave epoxy resin on ancient african mask 25,5 x 31 x 58h cm unique piece

 

Exhibited at NUCLEO. The Law of Past Experience
A project curated by Atto Belloli Ardessi and Ginevra Bria
FuturDome
Via Giovanni Paisiello 6 Milan, Italy
27 September — 15 December 2017

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynn chaya | designboom

  • Just for detail’s sake: none of these are ‘ancient’.
    They are modern masks made for the tourist trade.

    Adam says:

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