paper and cardboard version
We live in landscapes covered with branding and advertising messages, we orient ourselves between continuous investment advice, marketing and the internet of things conquer our home spaces.
Most of what we can buy is packaged, packaged, blistered, wrapped in protective layers. We pay to have products in unblemished, shaped and glossy packaging, choosing the ones that someone has designed for us to choose. Printed, coloured, smooth surfaces continually enter our homes. First beautiful and winking, then just shapeless and bulky waste.
Can we try to visualize, day after day, our action as consumers/producers?
But above all, can we try to make what was previously functionally beautiful into something unnecessarily beautiful? Can we make a surprising residue of it?
How to make your Globo prosumer
(1) Subtract paper and cardboard from your home’s separate collection every day and keep a record of the exact days and dates when you do so.
You can use light cardboard boxes and packages of food (such as sugar, cereals, pasta, rice, herbal teas, tuna and vegetable cans, etc.) but also medicines, toys and tools.
(2) Remove any plastic or metal materials or traces of food from packaging. Open them well so that they become completely flat surfaces.
(3) Start to form a core about the size of a football. You can do this by crumpling paper, aluminum, or using a spherical object you have at hand.
Starting with this small ball, you will proceed by layer upon layer gluing the paper and cardboard, taking care to hold the printed part outward and maintain an even thickness to achieve a certain roundness.
(4) You can use any kind of glue but the ideal one would be to use an upholsterer’s glue to spread with a wide brush, or Vinavil diluted with water and even homemade glue with flour and water (online you can find several tutorials that teach how to make it).
You have to get a globe that’s at least eight inches taller than you.
If you have succeeded photograph it close to you, measure and write its circumference together with the start and end dates of the work, then send it to us together with your contact details.
Anna Stuart Tovini, Vincenzo Chiarandà
M. ++39 348 3046027 –
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Founded in 1984 by Anna Stuart Tovini and Vincenzo Chiarandà, PD has questioned the issues of authorship and economics by developing participatory and interactive art projects. In 1995 has created UnDo.Net, now accessible as an archive online. Has been included in important Italian awards and exhibitions, and has been invited twice at the Biennale Arte in Venice, the Quadriennale in Rome and numerous international exhibitions. Among the latest projects: the Walk-In Studio festival, “Avanti e indietro nel futuro;”. (Museo del 900, Milan), “You are here” (MAMbo, Bologna), “Profiles” which includes the homonymous book published by Meltemi .