30 images of dead Italian people. These aren’t anonymous people, we, at Mimi Berlin, made them that way. We only photographed their faces, no names, flowers, candles or any other personal items that show who they were and how they are still loved, by living Italian people from Portofino.
The identity of a village.
If you would like to know more about these men and women we suggest you visit the fisherman’s village of Portofino, with only around 500 inhabitants, to see the identity of this village for yourself at the tiny white cemetery at the Church of San Giorgio.
“The reworking of second hand objects play a pivotal role in Caroline Slotte´s practice. She manipulates found materials, primarily ceramic everyday items, so that they take on new meanings.” Caroline Slotte
At first glance the stacked plates are nothing special but in the close-up you can see the fine detailing wich make this work so special. Must be mesmerizing in real life!
rENs presented their newest work at the Ventura Lambrate Area: “True Colours” and “Fade to Stay”. Designers Renee Mennen and Stefanie van Keijsteren are more than interested in colours; they analyze, experiment and dissect the phenomenon in many different ways. We were impressed by the “True Colours” project, in which they used various black markers on different kinds of cloth and drenched that into just plain water, in order to “break the black color down” into various shades. The result of this seemingly simple experiment is a marvelous fabric collection of 81 different designs. Studio rENs started their company in 2008 and have been collaborating with partners like Desso, Cor Unum, Zuiderzeemuseum, Textielmuseum and Lynfabrikken.