The windows are blurred, there are lights guiding the way.
For the 2024 DesignTO Festival, Fomenta transposes the concept of a light box into an installation. The studio is interested in revealing the different relations between light and shadow, their mechanisms and the interactions that they can create with the body.
‘Casting Shadows’ presents lamps designed by the studio under two axes: the construction and the deconstruction of light, revealing the insides of the objects and deconstructing different processes of the studio. Thus, presenting multiple prototypes, unfinished works, models and drawings that lead to what we can call an “almost finished project.”
‘Casting Shadows’ is an installation that creates sets for objects, producing new and unexpected relationships: between the objects themselves, and between the objects and the space they occupy. Through this exhibition, Fomenta explores interrogations about the way design is usually presented and related to the public. Can it be more playful? More ironic? Less formal?
Fomenta explores matter through objects, spaces, and installations.
The studio is interested in patina and material memory: what explains the fact that we preserve certain things and how the affect we give to these things can create/form environments of exchange, a history.
The objects that intrigue Fomenta are those that explore different ways of interacting with the body, which lie between the functional and the ironic, between the useful and the sculptural.