WORKSHOP ABI-TANTI | SATURDAY, APRIL 13TH AND SUNDAY APRIL 14TH 2013 FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM
During salone del Mobile 2013, spazio MARNI in viale umbria 42 will be invaded by “Abi-tanti. the migrating multitude”, the project of the education Department of the castello di Rivoli Museo D’Arte contemporanea. Between April 13th and 14th it will be possible to create the “Abi-tanti” (inhabitants) of the new Marni family, who will join families created in other cities who have previously hosted the worldwide project.
the “Abi-tanti. the migrating multitude” project primarily encourages play, intended for the public square, seen as Agora, and provokes concepts of identity and difference, the encounter with otherness, difference, the foreign in foreigner, a being that comes to us from another world, an extra-terrestrial and perhaps ‘robot’.
All “Abi-tanti” share the same wooden base, like a primitive DNA, but distinguish themselves with people’s creativity and individuality, as well as that of their surroundings.
the Italian name tanti (many) alludes to ideas behind the project: the “Abi-tanti” are many because they have not been registered, born nomads and stateless. they come from faraway and mysterious places to silently invade spaces. the “Abi-tanti” are over 6000 and were made by many people who participate in the project, which is intended as an itinerant work in progress. The migrating multitude configures of gathering of beings, related to each other as family, but each marked by a different exterior appearance achieved by decoration, chromatic and material variety, always arranged in a different and original way.
On April 13th and 14th, during the workshop at spazio MARNI, in viale umbria 42, all are invited to create the “Abi-tanti” of the Marni family, assembling the basic elements, adding one’s creativity and flair whilst using a variety of materials, colourful fabrics, different textures, bijoux elements in metal, plastic, wood, and acetate used in the Marni collections.