A world preview of the new artwork by Andromeda: Fluxus, a wavering Murano glass sculpture created to adorn White Gallery the first big lifestyle store to be opened in Rome in October 2009.
Fluxus is the result of the cooperation between designer Karim Rashid who designed the Knit - individual hand-made glass element - and Artist Michela Vianello, whose inspiration gave concrete shape to the overall concept of the sculpture.
The use of a single design element in an artistic context led up to a suspended and apparently fluid surface consisting of a multitude of elements whose balance derives from the overall composing motion: a fabric of energy flowing through points and lines, creating marked paths and colours able to generate the expression of motion in space.
The sole Knit element covers a recurrence of overtones: white to black passing through 3 nuances of grey to transmit constant visual vibrations. The colour moves continuously in the optical space between the sculpture and the observer capturing an ever-changing three-dimensional effect in its endless harmonization.
Technical characteristics of Fluxus are outstanding: it covers a surface area of 60 m", using 42,000 handmade glass Knit elements in 5 colors. 6000 kg of glass, steel and technology. The structure consists of metal mirrored rails hand-shaped to follow the Artist's inspirations, among which tiny lines of metal act as the base to house the Knit elements, connected together by means of an original Andromeda technical device.
The lighting is provided by 5000 punctiform micro lights distributed on the internal surface of the wave.
Two years of research, seven months of development process were necessary to define a new environment where art, design and the highest manual skills dialogue. The result is a swinging - illusory - sculpture.