“Fabrica participates in the Playful Inter-Action exhibition on show at MAXXI-Museum of Modern 21st Century Arts in Rome with PENDULUMS and SHIVER, two playful installations that put in relationship the tactility of Alcantara with the other senses (we concentrated on the sound). The exhibition runs until next January 5, 2014.
The installation is made of twenty pendulums reminiscent of those used in a Newton’s Cradle. Their arrangement is orchestrated to allow for complex collisions to produce randomized melodies. These melodies evoke the natural qualities of the Alcantara texture through harmonics and pleasing chords. As the pendulums collide they cause lights above to illuminate conveying the precision of highly technical elements working together.
The installation is comprised of long strips of Alcantara fabric suspended from the ceiling; each strip embedded with thousands of needles used in the production of the material. Upon touching the base of a strip, a wave of motion runs down the length of the material causing the sound of needles making contact with each other to propagate downward, while the motion ultimately pulls the fabric away from the hand.” fabrica.it