New participation of Forme d’Acqua at The Venice Glass Week, which this year will take place next 7 to 15 September.
The event was presented today at the press conference by the organizing committee, made of the Municipality of Venice, the Civic Museums Foundation – Murano Glass Museum, Consorzio Promovetro, Giorgio Cini Foundation – Le Stanze del Vetro and Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti.
8 days to celebrate artistic glass in all its variations. More than 150 participants and in 180 events like exhibitions, openings, artistic performance and activities all around the city.
Forme d’Acqua presents two projects that combine artistic glass with water two similar and parallel elements.
Rhythmus H20 and Aquarius, are made in collaboration with the designer Simona M. Favrin and the glass masters Nicola Moretti and Valter Rossi.
A project to studies movement, rhythm, but above all the unpredictability of water. In Rhytmus H2O water flows along some steel rods, meeting in its path some variously coloured glass disks placed at different heights that can rotate around their axis. The effect of water on glass creates random and rhythmic movements, which can be coded and recognized, but also easily modified.
The patterns of movement, rhythm and sound remain constant and perpetual until a movement of air, a displacement of the disks, a variation in the slope of the steel pipes or any voluntary or random variant modify them to create new, unpredictable and unrepeatable combinations.
This work plays with the theory of chaos: a dynamic system sensitive to initial conditions, but susceptible to changes and variations, where the path of water, always the same, in truth will never be the same.
Rhythmus H2O is born from the collaboration of Forme d’Acqua with designer Simona M. Favrin and with the Murano master glassmaker Nicola Moretti.
Aquarius – A game between real and unreal
An aquarium made from a large block of glass with colored glass inserts, which “comes to life” and where water flows, completely covering it.
Water proceeds through the glass, it emerges at the top of the block to then spread and it entirely covers it; some stylized fish, made of soft colors, swim in the glass.
The glass block, horizontally carved along the perimeter, diverts the flow of water and creates both optical effects of refraction and sound effects.
In Aquarius water follows two parallel paths, one physical and one metaphysical. From simple representation it becomes reality and it goes beyond its limits. It moves, returns to life, and covers, absorbing it, the inert matter, giving it a new shape, new colors and new reflections.
The purity of the materials, the soft light, the transparencies persuade the senses in a surreal game.
A base in AISI 316 stainless steel houses the technical compartment, with the pump that allow water move and be re-introducted in the continuous cycle circuit. Between the metal base and the glass block LED light bars, submerged in water, are applied for local lighting. The aquarium will be placed in a location with dimmed lights to accentuate the likelihood effect.
In this work glass, steel and water are combined, as much as tradition and innovation, the experience of an ancient skill and the technology of its fulfillment.
The project is the result of the work of Forme d’Acqua in collaboration with the designer Simona M. Favrin and the master glassmaker Valter Rossi.
During the last edition of The Venice Glass Week Forme d’Acqua presented Luxury, exhibited at The Venice Glass Week Hub and Controcorrente, exhibited at the Bugno Art Gallery as part of the collective exhibition Murano Glass Beyond the Barricades.