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DANIELE MISSO FILES



REF. UNDERGROUND RELEASE



YEAR : 2017
CREDITS : FORMAFANTASMA, ISABELLA RINALDI, EVA JAEGER, DAN ADLESIC, PATRICK HERRON, BENO OGRIN, MARMOR SEZANA, GEOZS - GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF SLOVENIA
EXHIBITION : BIO25 - BIENNIAL MAO LJUBLJANA, SL (CURATORS : ANGELA RUI, MAJA VARDJAN)

WORDS : ‘UNDERGROUND RELEASE’ EXAMINES THE UNDERGROUND OF SLOVENIA’S KARST TERRAIN FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES. THE FLOOR-MOUNTED TILE INSTALLATION IS PRODUCED WITH A MIX OF LIMESTONE CUT FROM THE LOCAL QUARRY IN LIPICA AND SPRAY-PAINTED. THE PATTERN WAS GENERATED BY ‘VANDALIZING’ SIX SLABS OF MATERIAL WITH A LIST OF QUESTIONS RELATED TO THE DESIGN PROCESS:

HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST? IS THIS GOING TO CRACK OPEN? WHERE WILL IT END? ARE THESE COLORS TOO PRETTY? CAN YOU SEE THE WORLD HANGING UPSIDE DOWN? SHOULD WE BE LOOKING FOR A FUNCTION? WILL WE BE ABLE TO DETECT CHANGES IN MAGNETIC FIELDS? WILL OUR EYELASHES BE BLEACHED AND OUR EYES ATROPHY? WHY SHOULD THIS HAVE MEANING? CAN WE ACTUALLY DEFINE WHEN PRODUCTION STARTS? WHEN DID THE FORMATION BEGIN? WHY DO WE EVEN BOTHER? WHAT IS THE PRODUCTION RATE? WAS THIS PLACE SUBMERGED BY RIVER OR OCEAN WATERS? IS THIS GOING TO WORK? ARE WE WALKING ON EXTINCT CORALS AND MOLLUSKS? ARE OUR BONES, SKIN AND ORGANS ALL MATERIALS IN FORMATION?

THE WORK REFLECTS ON THE CONFLICTING RELATIONSHIP THAT DESIGNERS HAVE WITH THE TRANSLATION OF NATURAL RESOURCES, FIRST INTO COMMODITIES, AND LATER – WITH THE USE OF DESIGN – INTO DESIRABLE PRODUCTS.


    REF. EXTRACTION OF LIMESTONE, LIPICA QUARRY, SL

    REF. LIMESTONE UNDER THE MICROSCOPE, GEOSZ LABORATORY, SL


    REF. UNDERGROUND RELEASE, VIEW OF THE MUSEUM INSTALLATION


    REF. UNDERGROUND RELEASE, DETAILS OF THE PIECES



    REF. UNDERGROUND RELEASE, VIEW OF THE INSTALLATION IN THE CAVE


    REF. PROTEUS, TULAR CAVE LAB, SL




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