Musée d'ethnographie de Genève, 14.03.2015    Antic Teatre Barcelona, 16/17.10.2015    Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera di Milano, 15.12.2015   

Turning the tree shade into light

'Beyond the technological challenge, I strived for harmony between tool, culture and nature'. M. Ferroni

A portable lamp overcomes darkness in rural Mali. With a narrative that merges ethnography with design, the author traces the origin of the artefact evoking the cultural dimension of objects through such symbolic structures as language, religion and time. He finally tear down the modern notion of 'brighting space' with a new visionary concept: 'illuminate life'.

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photos © Alessia Bombaci 2015 Antic Teatre Barcelona, © Cecilia Brianza 2015 Accademia di Brera Milano


Foroba Yelen is run by Fondazione eLand with the support of FAD Barcelona and Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin. Concept and design by Matteo Ferroni


Museo Nacional de Antropologia (2014 Madrid), L'Albergueria (2014 Iglesia de la Pietat, Vic)

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