The reflection within which this installation is born revolves around the concept of ruins. To live and therefore to build,... Read More
The reflection within which this installation is born revolves around the concept of ruins. To live and therefore to build, does not mean only to share the space but also the different temporal scales. Every object, every project is not limited to the species that creates it, but perpetuates itself beyond the time of the builder, affecting the temporal spheres of those who are not him. Each inhabitant lives in an environment that has been crucially modified by the work of his ancestors, who over time have built helping to shape an environment for those who would come later. Ruins are, therefore, what we constantly inhabit and not just clusters of cement crumbling in a forest. Each space is a home for some, for others a passage and for others a ruin to be abandoned, as the example of Jakob Johann von Uexküll’s oak makes clear.
Abandoned places and materials are the ones that most escape loneliness. Abandonment means the cancellation of any border or belonging, transforming these areas into spaces of active construction: plants, animals, mold... everyone works assiduously, putting different construction methods into dialogue in order to transform, live and inhabit the world. Ruin is the destruction of the old and, at the same time, the manifestation of the new. Through the assembly of different materials, recovered in landfills, abandoned places or directly from the waste of factories, the goal was to create a spatiality similar to that of ruins, or where each object, each form shows its time. Where there are no hierarchies. No main structure but an agglomeration of different ramifications inhabited by a possible plurality of individuals. Where every object is alive and in continuous change. A modular structure that looks at the organic and inclusive architecture of plants, where there is not an inside and an outside but a habitat inserted into the becoming.