Lucca Biennale - project 1: Lantern, 2020
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Lucca Biennale is an event dedicated to Paper as artistic and architectonic expression.
Founded in 2004 the contest, open to artists, architects and designers, aims to promote art and architecture installation involving the use of paper and derivatives. The selected artworks will be displayed in the suggestive squares and historic places of Lucca, Tuscany.
The theme of the X edition (2020) is ”Fear and Desire”.
The topic and the theme are so interesting and exciting that Radar decided to present two projects. Both projects were selected among the finalists.
The first project is called ”Lantern”.
The tunnel has always represented for mankind, both metaphorically and literally, a symbol of the unknown, of uncertainty, of restlessness and therefore of fear.
The idea of the project is a paper tunnel whose neither center nor end can be perceived. For this purpose, the floor is composed of two "dunes" that divide the space into three sectors (a-b-a) which disadvantage the view of the central area of the installation as well as the exit.
As a contrast, the entire tunnel is covered with a vault of paper lanterns hanging on wires. They create a path of light that invites you to pass through the tunnel. The natural sense of fear created by the tunnel finds its antidote in the vault of lanterns.
The visitors following a path of suspended lights will find themselves at the center of the installation where a large paper "moon" is suspended in midair. The central space provided with urban furniture made of paper tubes is a space for relaxing and meditation, a sort of Valhalla or Shangri-La.
Project: Lucca Biennale: Lantern
Status: Competition, Finalist
Program: Outdoor installation made of paper
Client: Cartasia Lucca Biennale
Key Team Members: Marco de Piaggi, Weronika Wawrzyniak