am[17]bit: Ecaille_Luciano Dell'Orefice

8th March 2018
30th March 2018

Ecaille was conceived as part of a spatial project for the Independent Paper Show 2017 in Switzerland, whose aim was to showcase craftsmen, printers and other paper industry professionals. Once assembled, the ‘Ecailles’ – scales, or tiles - were background units in a wide and diversified chromatic palette. Every ‘Ecaille’ is user-friendly, thanks to notches, thus enhancing its value. In isolation, each tile seems fragile and has little narrative meaning. Clipped together, like a jigsaw or random puzzle, the tiles seemed to strengthen each other and offer a spectacular parable of paper as a ‘fragile support for the essential’, in the words of writer-researcher Pierre-Marc de Biasi.

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