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Please find here the approved applications to the Social Art Award 2021 – New Greening. The open call was closed on 1 May.

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Open House
by Lorenzo Bordonaro
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Title:
Open House

Author:
Lorenzo Bordonaro

Description:
OPEN HOUSE is a site-specific installation that crosses the boundary of contemporary art and architecture, questioning the relationship between inside and outside spaces, between architecture and nature. It suggests the possibility of alternative practices of dwelling and living underwriting a more intimate, open, sustainable relationship between human beings and the natural environment. The installation consists of a small wood-framed house-like structure. The structure will not be covered with any coating. The construction is carried on in a forest, garden, wood, in dialogue and incorporating several trees and plants, adapting itself to the features of the landscape and the local flora. It will be built around the pre-existing natural elements without altering any aspect of the terrain or damaging any tree. Branches, bushes, and tree trunks will cross the framed structure, blurring the boundary between inside and outside and, metaphorically, between humans and nature. Because of its site-specific character and dialogical nature, the installation will be adapted to the actual features of the site: the images presented here show, therefore, the concept and outline and not the exact structure that will be built. The installation will allow visitors to experience a sense of ‘inside-ness,’ the protection of a shelter, but without any wall abruptly rejecting the communion with the outside. Benches will also let visitors sit, meet up, chat, contemplate. OPEN HOUSE will allow visitors to ‘dis-habit’ (as opposed to in-habit) – staying temporarily in an open structure in which the living element of the environments (branches, leaves, insects, birds, sun, wind, moist, rain) will not be cut-off but embodied. Flowers in spring will grow ‘inside,’ and leaves will fall through in autumn. The natural cycle of time will pass through this permeable dwelling. In OPEN HOUSE, the boundaries between inside and outside are constantly blurred and questioned: the elements of the forest will not be expunged but - by the contrary -incorporated.
Description:
OPEN HOUSE is a site-specific installation that crosses the boundary of contemporary art and architecture, questioning the relationship between inside and outside spaces, between architecture and nature. It suggests the possibility of alternative practices of dwelling and living underwriting a more intimate, open, sustainable relationship between human beings and the natural environment. The installation consists of a small wood-framed house-like structure. The structure will not be covered with any coating. The construction is carried on in a forest, garden, wood, in dialogue and incorporating several trees and plants, adapting itself to the features of the landscape and the local flora. It will be built around the pre-existing natural elements without altering any aspect of the terrain or damaging any tree. Branches, bushes, and tree trunks will cross the framed structure, blurring the boundary between inside and outside and, metaphorically, between humans and nature. Because of its site-specific character and dialogical nature, the installation will be adapted to the actual features of the site: the images presented here show, therefore, the concept and outline and not the exact structure that will be built. The installation will allow visitors to experience a sense of ‘inside-ness,’ the protection of a shelter, but without any wall abruptly rejecting the communion with the outside. Benches will also let visitors sit, meet up, chat, contemplate. OPEN HOUSE will allow visitors to ‘dis-habit’ (as opposed to in-habit) – staying temporarily in an open structure in which the living element of the environments (branches, leaves, insects, birds, sun, wind, moist, rain) will not be cut-off but embodied. Flowers in spring will grow ‘inside,’ and leaves will fall through in autumn. The natural cycle of time will pass through this permeable dwelling. In OPEN HOUSE, the boundaries between inside and outside are constantly blurred and questioned: the elements of the forest will not be expunged but - by the contrary -incorporated.

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