ART AND ARCHITECTURE PROJECT
8&A architetti with Group “C’è tutto novembre per pensarci”.
DAM A TRA’ is a city drawn in an inner court, wrapped in a construction site net: the motionless construction site of the 90’s in Milan, a city made of fences and fear, where cultural world doesn’t seem take off, needing an electro-shock.
Therefore a turned over construction site where maps on the ground give a sense of flatness and repetition, and an upside down electrical cable with ground electrode in the sky is stretched willing energy.Photos 8&A architetti archive
ART GROUP “C’E’ TUTTO NOVEMBRE PER PENSARCI” 1991-1998
Anna Barile and Antonio Ottoboni, on june 1991, thank to the great Corrado Levi and together with some other young architects, founded the group “C’E’ tutto novembre per pensarci” to explore cultural territories in between Art and Architecture.
From 1991 the group’s work included design, photography, music and comics: contamination between various disciplines was the method to the project, and theoretical “slidings” were paths to the quality.
The group’s peculiarity has always been collective action, never minimizing differences while enhancing each one’s singularity as important step to start from.
After the HIT HOT HAT exhibition in Valdagno, and the TAH TOH TIH in Milan, the group realized the “DOPO ALBINI” book: a collection of avant-garde architectural projects; then the group designed a surreal collection of watches for SWATCH, and created the Do-it Post-it exibithion at Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice using just thousands of post-it.
Then after that each member of the group had personal experiences abroad: New York, Los Angeles, Paris, London, Hamburg and got together for the last time in 1998 in Milan performing DAM A TRA’, their last exhibition.