a primitive architecture
full of humanity
The stilt-house is inspired by a project by Japanese architect Toyo Ito, winner of the gold medal at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012. “Architecture. Possible here?” was designed for a region hit by a tsunam
biodiversity in an urban communal allotment garden
The hill is made up of pieces of moss assembled over a metal mesh. The construction process took place in an urban allotment garden in Milan, “Il giardino degli aromi” (the garden of aromas).
to contemporary art
A contribution by visual artist Esther Mathis, who created a video in which, with a water spray, a real rainbow is recreated in miniature inside a darkened room.
CLOUDS AND RAIN
analogue effects and particles
like flocks of birds in the sky
The clouds are spheres of transparent glass which create optical effects evoking pre-cinematic experiments. The movement created by the spheres brings to mind the movement of flocks of birds prior to migration.
The sounds in animaBIRIKI are concrete – they are recordings of real objects and elements from the set design to which vocal experimentations are added.
The language used by the characters is an expressive and musical gibberish. Biriki and Meleo’s voices take their cue from the sounds of the letters in their names.
The ability to break Biriki down into simple shapes, allows surprising tricks of scale, just like faint noises can be amplified to create the sonic landscape of the story.
This demonstrates to children how things transform over time. Even the perspectives from which we observe reality determine its proportions – an ant makes you feel big and a mountain makes you feel small.