formafantasma: moulding tradition
 
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sep 03, 2009

formafantasma: moulding tradition

‘moulding tradition’ by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

for their MA project at the design academy eindhoven, italian designers andrea trimarchi and simone farresin (formafantasma) focused on the african inspired crafts of caltagirone, sicily. the town is well known for its ceramics especially the ‘teste di moro’: 17th century vases displaying faces of native africans or arabs to reflect the era when arab-african people conquered sicily. a similar situation is emerging now with an influx of arab-african immigrants in sicily. as the designers point out, ‘65% of italians believe that immigrants are "a danger for our culture and our religion"’, and a similar attitude toward change is reflected in the region’s contemporary craft.

‘moulding tradition’ aims to be ‘a statement on the ephemeral concept of tradition and shows the contradictions of a decadent culture’. its goal is to explore a craft tradition that is reflective of history and the contexts of the present day. this is explored through a series of objects that mix different materials and techniques and reference a variety of historical and contemporary icons. many elements are affixed to the ceramics with rubber bands and ribbons. the pieces all tell the story of a actual living person and their voyage from their native land to sicily.

http://www.formafantasma.comformafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ big bowl by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ big bowl by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ little bowl by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ flask by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ moor vase by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ wine bottle by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ making of by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ making of by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ making of by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ making of by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ making of by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

formafantasma: moulding tradition‘moulding tradition’ making of by formafantasma photo by luisa zanzani

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