Itinerant Pavilion, NYC, Berlin, Florence, Venice
Acting as an evolution of the ‘Untamed’ pavilion, currently at the Dylan Lewis sculpture park, this pavilion is a movable sculpture designed to expand on the complex themes explored in the first exhibition.
The forms of Enrico Daffonchio’s Pavilion are a representation of states of consciousness, and relate the themes of Dylan Lewis’s latest sculptures, which will be exhibited jointly.
Walking and pausing in the pavilion, the visitor experiences a sequence of spaces and emotive states. The creation of spaces of major expansion, expansion, non-response, contraction and major contraction alters ones experience as they traverse the maze. In the same way the pieces and forms can react to one another, where one is violent it may force a retreat of another piece, while soft forms may embrace on another and create a space of shelter.
Forms should not only respond to each other; they should respond to nature, opening and closing to it to alter the mood and experience of the user. The form’s nature can alter how it sees its environment, a beastly form might see it as a decaying landscape viewed through a self-inflicted wound, while a nurturing form may bring you in and embrace nature by opening completely to it.The control of nature and response to it creates a strong dynamic form with symbolic reactions, creating a window from which response affects nature.
The subtle contrast of materiality seeks to draw attention to the environment, while the structure itself flows from earth to sky emulating the forms found throughout nature, be it sea, cave or desert.
The materials have been selected for their product performance with regards to environmental sustainability.
The pavilion will be exhibited in various locations. The provisionally approved locations for the exhibit are:
1. First launch in the South African desert wilderness.
2. Itinerant locations:
NYC Central Park
Florence Boboli Garden