Hellas XXII Vase
From the four-handed collaboration between Alessandro Ciffo and Sonia Pedrazzini, comes the project HELLAS XXII, a collection of amazing silicone vases that seem to be generated by a time machine, thanks to which, the memory of ancient Hellas is filtered, condensed and deconstructed to then be reconstructed and actualized in our days.
The vases, echoing the classic colors and shapes of ancient Greek amphorae, cups and craters, are made of silicone and feature elegant ribs, rigorously drawn and welded together, as if to re-construct a kind of “exoskeleton of memory.”
These objects, algid and soft, solid and flexible, seem to come from a distant future.
They look like ancient artifacts that, thanks to teleportation and the replicator, – the famous sci-fi device from the Star Trek saga – are first “dematerialized,” that is, converted from matter into energy, and then, after an elaborate process, come to us “rematerialized,” then reassembled, from energy into new matter.
But the device has altered the reconstruction and does not deliver us vases equal to the ancient Hellenic archetypes: the newcomers are hypermodern artifacts, no longer handcrafted vases with organic forms, but 3D art objects, digitally designed, composed of modular elements, cut by numerical control, where silicone has taken the place of clay and whose combination of alternating layers of different colors automatically generates potentially infinite patterns and decorations.
This alteration is the plus of this project: the scrap that delivers the futuristic antiquity of the HELLAS XXII collection into your hands.
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