New Alchemies

Alchimia's far-reaching influence reflected in today's neo-coherent designs and metastable objects

by Stefano Caggiano We currently live in a world surrounded by varied design, and people commonly appreciate peculiar features that work together as opposing aesthetics. But in the past, when coherence and rationality were keys to any solid example of modern design, contradictory stimuli and experimental concepts were considered unacceptable. That is, until the ’70s when a group of visionary Italians sought to inject irrational …

Essays on Reality

London-based Swiss director Greg Barth premieres his latest work

There’s a good chance you have come across Greg Barth’s work recently. In the past two years, the Swiss multi-disciplinary art and video director has gotten noticed among enlightened circles, as well as the general public, for his clearly identifiable aesthetic combined with audacious choices of content. After graduating from University of Art and Design of Lausanne (ECAL), Barth moved from Geneva to Montreal where …

The Humping Pact

Greco-Roman orgies meet 21st century urban exploration to expose overlooked creative spaces

Artistic works addressing the relationship between the human body and its environment are not a new concept. The Berlin-based duo behind “The Humping Pact” fit into this tradition while establishing new methods to distinguish itself from past attempts. Combining contemporary trends with Greco-Roman aesthetics, “The Humping Pact” stands somewhere in between Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and Yayoi Kusama’s 1970s public orgies. The cross-platform project, developed by …