The Shape Of Void
reflection on the process that leads to the creation of a work, of an artist used to create new objects with the most different materials, recycled or not.
It is incredible to see how the void manages to slip in everywhere, managing to escape without being caught. Yet there must be some way to stop it and see it well: this is the challenge that I propose with this workshop to create a work. To complete the task, you will use empty cartons and boxes and other recycling containers that you will surely have at home. It is a playful form of reflection on the importance of being able to see and as we often do not see what we look at, it is also a clear invitation to understand the forms in their essence, outside the usual stereotypes that accompany our usual attitude to face what surrounds us. in this specific workshop is necessary the use of scagliola chalk.
Take an empty container (e.g. an egg holder)
Get some chalk and a container to dissolve it in water.
Mix it well
Pour it into the mould made with the egg cup
Let the plaster dry well
Break the container and take out your object
Start composing it
Get an empty bottle and do the same.
9. Get other items and compose your installation
Albano Morandi is an artist sensitive to the topic of recycling and reuse: from the mid-90s he began the series of works “Gesti Quotidiani” (this is how he defines them), composed of small recycled objects: old frames, blackboards, found notebooks, empty boxes in wood or cardboard, of any shape, supports that Morandi collects, preserves and re-elaborates bringing them to “new life”.