Starting with a canvas, take it apart and make a deckchair out of it.
– 1 canvas with minimum frame 121 x 148 cm
Alternatively more wood and canvas
– a wooden broomstick
– various tools: hammer, bolts (we recommend 8 mm diameter, or alternatively the threaded bar to be cut to size), saw, drill or screwdriver, vinyl glue, wooden dowels, clamps …
Remove the canvas from the frame.
Dismantle the frame.
Cut the necessary axes to size by rounding the ends:
2x 121 cm; 2x 97 cm; 2x 50 cm; 2x 47 cm; 2x 50 cm; 2x 51.5 * depends on the wood section, our frame has a section of 2 cm, if different cut later; 1x 58 * depends on the section of the wood, if different from 2 cm, wait.
Drill on the 2 boards of 97 cm 3 holes slightly larger diameter than the broom stick at 10, 23 and 36 cm from one end to touch the edge, and then 3 cuts at 30° from the hole to slide the backrest inside.
Drill a 9 mm diameter hole on the 97 cm boards for the 8 mm bolts at 28.6 cm from the opposite end of the grooves.
Join the two 97 cm planks with the two 47 cm planks (it is advisable to use wooden dowels with a diameter of 6 mm to be fixed with glue, or in the absence of these screws).
Drill 1 hole on 121 cm axles for bolts from 8 mm diameter to 36.3 cm at one end.
Combine the 121 cm planks with the 51.5 cm planks as described above.
Drill two holes for the 8 mm diameter bolts between the 121 cm and 50 cm axles (try fitting the parts to make sure the bolt is inside the second groove).
Milling grooves for cylindrical axis (broom) on the 50 cm axes.
Join the 50 cm axes with the 58 cm cylindrical axis with glue and two screws at the ends (mount in temporary position).
Assemble the three frames together using 8 mm bolts by placing a metal ring between one frame and the other as a spacer.
Cut the canvas 44 cm wide and leave the length abundant.
If the canvas is not already painted, customize it as desired.
Wrap and fix the ends of the canvas on the frame boards.
Silvia Hell (Bolzano, 1983) lives and works in Milan. Diploma of painting Academy of Brera, Milan.
Participates in several exhibitions including: 2019 live Wind pressure concert, Festival Transart19, Museion, Bolzano (IT); Scored Air screening, curated by Frida Carazzato, Museion Media Facade, Bolzano (IT); The Uncanny Valley, curated by Sarah and Kathrin Oberrauch, Futurdome, Milan (IT). 2018 solo show Increasing the Wind Pressure, curated by Gabriele Tosi, A+B Contemporary Art, Brescia (IT); Another World, project by Tracey Emin, Deutsche Bank, Frieze London (UK). 2017 Theatre of Measurement, curated by Post Brothers, Kunstverein München, Munich (DE); La fine del nuovo. Cap XII | Fakebook. HDLU, Meštrović Pavillion, Galerija Prsten, Zagreb (HR); Between There and There: Anatomy of Temporary Migrations, curated by Neli Ružić & Duga Mavrinac, Museum of Contemporary Art Rijeka (HR). 2016 Geomertry of History, curated by Anna Fatyanova, CCI Fabrika, Moscow (RU). 2015 1915 – 2015, curated by Lisa Trockner, Südtiroler Künstlerbund, Bolzano (IT). Open Studio Progettoborca, curated by Dolomiti Contemporanee, ex Villaggio Eni di Corte di Cadore, Borca di Cadore (BL) (IT). 2014 Lissone Prize, Museum of Contemporary Art, Lissone, (IT). 2013 only show A Form of History, Alert Studio, Bucharest (RO). Parole, Parole, Parole…, curated by Stefano Pezzato, Museo Pecci Milano, Milan (IT). 2011 Prague Biennale 5 – Focus Italy – The Crisis of Confidence, curated by Marta Barbieri and Lino Baldini, Prague (CZ). Since 2011 she has been active with the interdisciplinary project Cose Cosmiche.
Domenico Antonio Mancini, born in Naples in 1980, lives and works in Milan. He trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and through participation in various residencies including the Antonio Ratti Foundation (Como, 2004), the Mountain School of Art (Los Angeles, 2006). Interested in the transformation of everyday life and historical memory into a synaesthetic experience, Mancini creates works that lead the viewer to reflect on the complexity of the relationship between past and present, showing the cracks in the supposed linearity that links the two moments. Domenico Antonio Mancini has had several solo exhibitions including Transit 1 curated by A. Rispoli, E. Viola and W. Wells, at the Museo MADRE (Naples, 2009); the Townhouse Gallery (Cairo, Egypt, 2009); Altre Resistenze at the Fondazione Morra Greco in Naples (2011) and “Landscapes” at the Lia Rumma Gallery in Naples (2019). Winner of the Shanghai Award in 2012 and the Alessandro Marena Award in 2015, he has participated in group exhibitions with site-specific works: Prague Biennale 5 – Focus Italy – The Crisis of Confidence, curated by Marta Barbieri and Lino Baldini (Prague 2011); Untitled, Galleria Lia Rumma (Naples 2013); Disio, nostalgia for the future, curated by Antonello Tolve, Sala TAC / La Caja, Centro Cultural Chacao (Caracas, Venezuela 2017); Sensibile Comune, curated by Ilaria Bussoni, Nicolas Martino, Cesare Pietroiusti, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (Rome 2017); Mind the Gap, curated by Emanuele Riccomi, Barriera (Turin 2018); also the participation in the most recent group exhibitions: Young Italians at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York in collaboration with the Magazzino Italian Art curated by Ilaria Bernardi (2018). He participated in the 8th Edition of the VAF Foundation Prize at MART in Rovereto (2019). He is represented by the Lia Rumma Gallery, Milan/Naples.