Missonipresents Blowing in the Wind, an environmental art project in Milan, Italy by American artist Rachel Hayes. Curated by Mariuccia Casadio, the exhibition is on see from April 14th in the Missoni showroom in via Solferino.
A modular, multi-coloured textile brought to life by the wind as though it were a parachute or fluttering flag; a gigantic patchwork that spectacularly plays on and amplifies the effects of light and air. A lightweight fabric, both transparent and translucent, that forms and transforms the landscape and architecture, bodies of water and expanses of sky. Large scale environmental art interacts with the natural elements, seasons and hours of the day. It incorporates the warmth of the home, artisanal craft, blankets sewn by hand or fashioned from a loom into the vastness of coastal expanses and desert lands, public areas and exhibition spaces; refashioning the work into an original and reactive interweaving of vastness and intimacy, contemporaneity and memory.
Inside, three suspended macro structures, or cages, are covered in small, polychromatic modules of gelatine plastic activated by fans and electric projectors that move the compositions, generating and diffusing reflections and colourful plays of light and shade while inducing low-tech resonances—the sounds of mechanical contrivances—within the surrounding space. Outside, patchwork bands of multicoloured semi-transparent fabrics compose a long, suspended canopy that welcomes the visitors and becomes a filter to the natural elements and the random effects related to the season, hour of day and atmospheric conditions and interferences. – from Missoni