From Pastels and Gunpowder to Blood, Coffee and Tobacco stains — Albergo Rosa


“Objects exist and if one pays more attention to them than to people, it is precisely because they exist more than the people. Dead objects are still alive. Living people are often already dead.” ― Jean-Luc Godard

FROM PASTELS AND GUNPOWDER TO BLOOD, COFFEE, AND TOBACCO STAINS by Maximiliaan Royakkers and Annee Grøtte Viken. Existing between object, space, performance and script. The visitor is taken on a tour through a series sets created within the gallery and an imagined, parallel world. Through experimenting with materials and techniques they use the process of production as a tool to explore the fictional side of making. Representing fiction through material experiments as parts of sets for imagined scenarios.

The collaboration emerged from a shared interest in the possibilities of building something together. As test in collaboration and of combining interests to search for a common approach to production of space. From looking at production lines in factories, the process of assembling a product and humans in relation to machines to looking at film sets to creating scenarios for suggested scenes in an imagined film production.


MATERIAL
: Plaster and Concrete
Plaster and concrete derives from the same source. The materials are both dug out from limestone quarries. Plaster is often used as an interior / surface material while concrete is a more exterior / foundation material.

TECHNIQUES
:(in sequence)

MOULD
: a shaped cavity used to give a definite form to fluid or plastic material
(Building) a frame on which something may be constructed
- Wooden moulds that we build for pouring plaster/concrete into. Mould for walls, roof, floor etc.

MIX
: to combine (two or more things) to make one thing that is the same throughout : to combine (two or more substances) to make a different substance
- To mix plaster and concrete. Create pattern and colours to achieve a marble-like surface.

POUR
: to cause (something) to flow in a steady stream from or into a container or place
- Pour plaster and concrete into moulds. Pouring the materials in different ways; simultaneously, together, separate and layered.

MOUNT
:  to bring together (as in a particular place or for a particular purpose), to fit together parts
- Mount together the pieces from the moulds into the final construction.

DOCUMENTATION
: ” ’Continuity’- A very important part of film making, this is the process of ensuring that the visual aspects of a production are consistent from one take to the next. The CONTINUITY person often takes Polaroid snapshots of principals and featured extras in order to check later for inconsistencies.


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