MANIFESTI IN FORME


The contrast between fragility of glass and the power of the protest is the essence of this collection designed by Fabrica for Get Up!

Get Up! is an one week event of performances, workshops and exhibitions organized in Turin by Il Circolo dei Lettori featuring Regione Piemonte and Fabrica.

From 3rd to 9th February 2014

Circolo dei Lettori
Via Giambattista Bogino, 9
10123 Turin

www.circololettori.it

Pictures by Marco Zanin / Fabrica

REVOLT MEMORY, Sam Baron

The material beauty of glass is highlighted by the violence of its intrinseque breakable fragility. Thanks to the special and intimate way to see through, the dome functions as a protective container to lift the value of an otherwise broken object that lost it´s value.

FALLEN LEADER, Dean Brown

State power is embodied in a public statue of the Leader – immortalised as an unmovable symbol of totalitarian power. The iconic leader is now discredited – fragile, transparent and without a head. The degrading of the statue suggests a regime challenged, overthrown and left in ruin – the figure left still semi-intact, yet stripped of its controlling influence.

STOP, Catarina Carreiras

To cease from, leave off, or discontinue. To put an end to, to interrupt, arrest, or check. To cut off, intercept, or withhold. To restrain, hinder, or prevent. No words are needed, but a lot of actions are held within a really simple circular icon.

THE GENTLEMAN VANDAL, Valentina Carretta

One of the most impressive tools to shout your message is the delicate language of Beauty: Beautiful things are able transcend petty differences. Conquering without words they are able to effortlessly enchant us like the elegance of an offered flower.

MEGAPHONE, Mariana Fernandes

The protest can be a throng of individual statements coming together to transmit a mass message. The three different megaphones represent different voices coming together for the same propose.

BALACLAVA, Federico Floriani

The Balaclava is an act of protest for people who have to remain anonymous for fear of persecution. If what you believe in is clear and pure you should have the right to show your face. The Glass Balaclava is sympathetic to the hidden protesters – supporting their right to speak their mind freely with a transparent identity.

DIAPHANOUS, Gastón Lisak

We need to change the idea of the flag – with it’s symbols and colors that often lead to fanaticism. we should begin to show more transparent flags, allowing us to start a dialogue.

PEACE AFTER FUCK YOU!, Ryu Yamamoto

The shapes represent the universal hand signals to express “fuck you” (one finger) and “peace” (two fingers). The two glasses capture the feeling of a protest from its angry beginnings to its victorious conclusion. Inside each piece is a bell which interprets the japanese protest demonstration which is accompanied by percussion instruments.

EGG CATAPULT, Giorgia Zanellato

Throwing Eggs is the ultimate act of political rebellion, now revolutionised with the aid of custom made egg catapult. It draws an ironic comparison between a traditional machine of war and an expression of playful defiance.

EGG CATAPULT, Giorgia Zanellato

EGG CATAPULT, Giorgia Zanellato

PEACE AFTER FUCK YOU!, Ryu Yamamoto

PEACE AFTER FUCK YOU!, Ryu Yamamoto

DIAPHANOUS, Gastón Lisak

DIAPHANOUS, Gastón Lisak

BALACLAVA, Federico Floriani

BALACLAVA, Federico Floriani

MEGAPHONE, Mariana Fernandes

MEGAPHONE, Mariana Fernandes

THE GENTLEMAN VANDAL, Valentina Carretta

THE GENTLEMAN VANDAL, Valentina Carretta

STOP, Catarina Carreiras

STOP, Catarina Carreiras

FALLEN LEADER, Dean Brown

FALLEN LEADER, Dean Brown

REVOLT MEMORY, Sam Baron

REVOLT MEMORY, Sam Baron