ARCHETYPE

Archetype is a garden where architecture and nature dance together in continuous connections and contrasts, whose peculiarities, in the Renaissance meaning, are filtered, absorbed and interpreted by the contemporary man. 

Nature is a synthesis of landscape, man becomes landscape through architecture. The fusion of classical and modernist language generates to the third one which find its time in the contemporaneity. 

Ibiza Formentera : A Feast Of Senses


At Ibiza, everything or almost is an excuse to celebrate. They celebrate the opening of night-clubs at the start of the season and their closure, they celebrate on the beach, on boats and in villas, and every day they even celebrate the sunset. The local inhabitants also perpetuate traditional feasts in their villages. Over and above these festive rites, this documentary by Pierre Brouwers reveals an island rich in ancient history, encircled by creeks, cliffs and yellow sandy beaches emerging from limpid seas. Not forgetting, for people who still harbour a sense of peace and quiet, the little sister island of Formentera.

RAY LEE – CHORUS


Chorus is a collective of monumental and transfixing sound sculptures created by sound artist Ray Lee. Towering high above the audience, giant metal tripods with rotating arms sing out hypnotic siren calls creating a pulsating harmonic drone. Red lights whirl like a swarm of fireflies, or of planets in motion, like mesmerising orbits of colour.

ARCHIGRAM

Panel created by Archigram, about 1970, Museum no. CIRC.472-1974

Archigram created this panel in London during the early 1970s. Sixteen panels were produced as part of its submission to a competition for a new summer casino and club in Monte Carlo. This introductory panel was purchased by the V&A from the Archigram architectural practice in 1974, after the Monte Carlo project fell through in 1973.

Janet Cardiff’s Forty Part Motet


Janet Cardiff‘s artwork Forty Part Motet 2001 is an audio installation reworking the sixteenth-century choral work Spem in Alium by English composer Thomas Talli.
The artist worked with the Salisbury Cathedral Choir to record 40 individual singers, playing each voice through its own corresponding speaker. The speakers are carefully positioned in eight different groups of five, responding to the structure of Tallis’s complex vocal piece, or motet. Each group forms a choir of five singers with different vocal ranges: a bass, baritone, tenor, alto and soprano.