An old farmhouse in Noci, in Puglia, has been reborn as a social promotion association that offers cultural events, artistic and agri-food workshops, as well as artistic and tourist residences and educational experiences. But also music, entertainment and self-produced organic food. It is here, in the bucolic and stimulating context of Masseria Cultura, that Tipstudio, a creative duo with an experimental and sensorial, sartorial and narrative approach, has created his latest work. Between design and decoration, territory, art and craftsmanship.
The installation is as simple and domestic as it is evocative, material and iridescent. It generates a fluctuating shielding woven of metal yet light that on the one hand softens and on the other emphasizes. It protects from light and creates light in turn.
“In southern Italy and specially in Apulia at the entrance of the houses there is often a curtain, a decorative element full of symbols embroidered with lace and beads” tell the Florentines Imma Matera and Tommaso Lucarini. “Il progetto Ritmo Quotidiano (Daily Rhythm) project comes from our art residency at Masseria Cultura in Valle d’Itria in Apulia, has been inspired by the feelings and sounds coming from the surrounding landscape: the noise of the wheat moved by the wind, the cowbells of the grazing animals and the rustle of the air in the empty Trulli”.
“We have actively explored the area by transposing its folkloric, magical-religious and material aspects into a material veil to be placed at the entrance of one of the trulli that blends with the surrounding area” the designers continue. “For our works we related with the materials found on spot to generate new interactions”.
The result was a 'hand-sewn' metal curtain that recalls in its vibrant round elements the tambourines and traditional objects of the Apulian culture with an artisanal value - ancestral, ascetic and at the same time strongly material. A curtain made up of 180 discs connected to each other and left free to float in the wind in a Daily Rhythm, in fact.
Ritmo Quotidiano (Rhythm daily is an ephemeral yet archaic installation, shimmering, rustling and tinkling. Circular elements in iron and brass hand-cut, polished and patinated, reflect the colors of the Valle d’Itria: the red of the earth, the green of the olive trees, the gold of the sun "like hair that sounds caressedby the wind and shines with the light of the sun".