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Anno Tropico by Formafantasma

Champions of appropriated material, Amsterdam-based duo Formafantasma explore the immaterial with a series of light experiments. Presented at Milan’s Peep-Hole Contemporary Art Center – the prefect architectural backdrop – the Anno Tropico exhibition (till 19 March) permutates into different techniques...
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Photography by Laura Fantacuzzi – Maxime Galati-Fourcade

Champions of appropriated material, Amsterdam-based duo Formafantasma explore the immaterial with a series of light experiments. Presented at Milan’s Peep-Hole Contemporary Art Center – the prefect architectural backdrop – the Anno Tropico exhibition (till 19 March) permutates into different techniques and application; a series of site and time specific refractions. The designers seek to interplay artificial and innate light as a new harmony. From day to night, viewers – ushered in with a scientifically-composed soundtrack – experience these illuminations and their anchored forms from different perspectives. The mathematics of nature are expressed in astronomically-inspired rings.Dichroic glass, optical lenses and a parabolic mirror, assembled with industrial materials like bricks and iron rods, shape the light, generating reflections and shadows in the space.

Peep-Hole: Via Stilicone 10, Milan

Helmet, Delta Collection
Helmet, Delta Collection
Reflector table, Delta Collection
Reflector table, Delta Collection
Magnifier, Delta Collection
Magnifier, Delta Collection
Eclipse
Eclipse
Test 2 - Biconvex Lenses
Test 2 - Biconvex Lenses
Test 3 - Shadow
Test 3 - Shadow
Test 5 - Parabolic mirror
Test 5 - Parabolic mirror
Arco and Renders
Arco and Renders
Reflector Floor
Reflector Floor
Test 3 and Test 7 - Color
Test 3 and Test 7 - Color
Test 1 - Colour
Test 1 - Colour
Test 1 - Colour
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