An illustrative object utilizing traditional making skills, digital processes and media, created for various exhibitions and locations, firstly exhibited in Manchester at ‘Ways to Escape’ at 2022nq, as part of Future Everything Festival, March 2013, www.waystoescape.org, and later in Ljubljana, Slovenia, as part of ‘Seamless: The Digital in Design’ at the Museum of Architecture and Design, September – November 2013. www.seamlessdigitaldesign.org . Fabrizio also co-curated and designed both exhibitions, the latter being in collaboration with Dr Annie Shaw for the Design Research Centre at Manchester School of Art, Miriad. The project was also featured in an accompanying publication.
Through encountering the ‘escape artefact’ the mind investigates the threshold between the mythical and the real. This spatial illustration invests a narrative into the quality of the environment in which it resides. ‘Liminal Ladder’ explores a relationship between mental and physical space, creating a mythical geography that seamlessly connects and hovers between worlds. In the absence of books or instruction the escape artefact becomes a way to comprehend that which is in our ‘minds eye’, creating our own psychological sense of position and scale within an environment. A ‘psycho-spatial’ encounter
CREDITS: Exhibition graphics and websites, Jon Hannan, OWT creative & ‘Seamless’ catalogue by Jonathan Hitchen.