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Looking Pewter

 
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"If you had to envisage life on some other habitable planet other than Earth, what kind of minimal hand luggage would you take with you?"

Looking Pewter was developed for the exhibition Another Terra - Home away from Home, curated by Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainó. Under the hypothetical scenario of moving to Kepler-22b, a planet which was found last year by NASA, the brief invited the designers to think about what objects would they consider relevant for a new start.

For centuries, mirrors have provided us with an image of ourselves. They have raised our curiosity and questioned our identity. Their nature, deceiving and ambiguous, has given us a tool for self-awareness.

Mirrors as an object can be embodied by different means. Whether it is a pool of water or a polished surface, all that is required is a reflection of the world around us. This reflection, a flat but intriguing duplicate, has captured our attention in many different ways. From divination tools to safety instruments, the value of the mirror is not in the object itself, but in the narratives and practices that are triggered by the illusion they create.

If we were to move to a new unknown home, how would we like to perceive ourselves? How accurate this self-image should be? Amongst the practical and ethical issues that such an event would raise, hopefully there will be room in our luggage for self-invention and subjectivity.

Looking Pewter - Rectangle
Materials: Sandcast pewter, oak.
Dimensions: 19 x 14 x 2 cms

Looking Pewter - Big Circle
Materials: Solid Oak, hand stained.
Dimensions: 14.5 x 16.5 x 2 cms

Looking Pewter - Small Circle
Materials: Solid Oak, hand stained.
Dimensions: 10 x 11.5 x 2 cms

Exhibition Photography: Tullio Deorsola

 
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