News

 

27 September 2015 

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Our new film, Blockchainis part part of the exhibition The Bauhaus #itsalldesign opening September 26 2015 through 28 February 2016 at the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein. The film follows the ghost of Walter Gropius on a ten-day dérive through the worlds of Minecraft as he ponders the social and political fundamentals of creativity…

 


 

27 September 2015

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Our film 99 Dom-ino will be the Opening Film at Arquiteturas Film Festival in Lisbon on 30 September 2015. The screening will be preceded by a presentation by Nick Dunn, Professor of Urban Design at Lancaster University, entitled Lost Futures: Framing Critical Utopias between Film and Architecture. After the film, Sofia Mourato, founder and director of the festival, will be in conversation with Martina Muzi of Space Caviar.

Arquiteturas Film Festival, Lisbon
19.30 Lost Futures, Presentation by Nick Dunn/ 21.30 99 Dom-ino/ Q&A with Martina Muzi (Space Caviar)
30 September 2015
Forum Lisboa

Full information and tickets here.

 


 

Summer party and RAM House inauguration at Villa Croce – 4 July


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4 July 2015 / 19.30 – 24.00
Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Villa Croce
via Jacopo Ruffini 3, 16128
Genoa

Featuring Memory Palace, an interactive experience by Ben Vickers + Kei Kreutler (Unmonastery)
and a special performance of Punto Zero by Otolab, followed by a set by DJ Vertical Pig

 

Throughout the month of July Space Caviar will be in residence at Villa Croce, Genoa’s premier museum of contemporary art, with RAM House, an experimental architectural prototype installed on the front lawn of the museum. Created in collaboration with Mobilrot, RAM House is a domestic prototype that explores the home’s response to a new definition of privacy. As the home is saturated by “smart” devices that monitor their surroundings, the domestic envelope is no longer a shield from an external gaze: the home itself is observing us. In this near-future scenario, RAM House proposes a space of “selective electromagnetic autonomy”. Wi-Fi, cellphone and other radio signals are filtered by movable shields of radar-absorbent material (RAM) and faraday meshing, preventing signals from entering and exiting.

Ben Vickers and Kei Kreutler of Unmonastery will present an Oculus Rift-based piece Memory Palace, followed musical performances by experimental audio artists Otolab and DJ Vertical Pig. Throughout July, there will be a program of screenings and events every Thursday evening exploring themes related to the new domestic.

 


 

10 June 2015 Our film Fortress of Solitude will be screened at the Barbican on 25 June as part of the Architecture Foundation’s Architecture on Film series. The screening will be followed by a conversation between Simone Niquille, Joseph Grima and Bruce Sterling.

Architecture on Film: The Machine Stops + Fortress of Solitude (U*)
6.30pm / + ScreenTalk with Joseph Grima, Simone Niquille (Space Caviar) and Bruce Sterling
23 June 2015
Cinema 1

Full information and tickets here.

 


 

25 April 2015

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FOMO will be presented at “What is Luxury?”, an exhibition by the V&A and the Crafts Council. The project is part of the section “A Future for Luxury”, in which “speculations address the fundamental relationship between luxury and value.” The exhibition will be open to the public at the V&A from 25 April to 27 September 2015.


 

14 April 2015

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RAM House will be presented as part of Atelier Clerici, a collective exhibition platform taking place during the Salone del Mobile 2015 at Palazzo Clerici. The house, a collaboration between Space Caviar and Prokoss, questions the default settings on our relationship with technology and allows the house to adopt different permeabilities to electromagnetic radiation, thus controlling the entry and exit of WiFi, cellular signals, and other radio waves.

Atelier Clerici is jointly organised by Space Caviar and Z33 and will be open from 14 to 19 April 2015, with installations and events by PROOFFLab Magazine, chp…?, BIO Ljubljana, Opendesk, MacGuffin, Maniera, Design Academy Eindhoven, SYNOPSIS, Vincent Tarisien, Jesse Howard, Leonardo Amico, Kirschner3d, Coralie Gourguechon, Unfold, Minale-Maeda, Vitra Design Museum, Konstfack, PIN-UP Magazine, Dirty Furniture, and Domus Academy.


 

13 March 2015

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Vigilism, “Idumota Market, Lagos 2081A.D.” from the “Our Africa 2081A.D.” series, 2013, © Courtesy Olalekan and Walé Oyéjidé

FOMO will be part of “Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design”, an exhibition at Vitra Design Museum from 14 March to 13 September 2015. Curated by Amelie Klein with consulting curator Okwui Enwezor, the exhibition will feature the work of over 120 contemporary artists and designers, including Adhocracy favourite Cyrus Kabiru. FOMO will explore the landscape of Africa through the filter of social media through a constantly updating map of the continent.


 

3 March 2015

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We are pleased to announce that our film 99 Dom-ino will be screened during the
15. Architekturfilmtage” at the München Film Museum on 23.04.2015 at 19.00.
The festival, organised jointly by the Bavarian Chamber of Architects and the Filmmuseum, will be under the heading “Concrete | Baroque”. With international documentary and feature films, the festival will present baroque architecture and concrete icons.

The Film Museum is located in the former Royal Stables building of the Münchner Stadtmuseum in St.-Jakobs-Platz 1, 80331, München.

Watch the trailer of 99 Dom-ino on Vimeo


 

28 February 2015

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Fortress of Solitude: The Militarization of the Home will be part of the exhibition Art Eco at Museum Cultuur Strombeek Gent, opening 27.02.2015. The exhibition will be on show until 26.03.2015. The exhibition will presents a reflection on architecture and how architects relate to ecology, but also a broader reflection on alternative social organisation, and borders, and includes works by Bernd & Hilla Becher, Luk Berghe, Michiel De Cleene, Luc Deleu, Jimmie Durham, Space Caviar, Yona Friedman, Tadashi Kawamata, Lucien Kroll, Sol LeWitt, OMA, Dennis Oppenheim, Rotor, Lois Weinberger, Lawrence Weiner, Fischli & Weiss.

Watch the trailer of Fortress of Solitude on Vimeo


 

18 November 2014

SQM: The Quantified Home, the new book by Space Caviar, can now be purchased. It’s available online through Lars Müller’s webshop, on Amazon, and in selected bookstores.

Europe (except UK): available now
UK: available from December 2014
US: available from January 2015

Keep in mind that the books have been randomly mixed. This means that specific cover patterns may only be chosen when buying in a real, brick-mortar-and-wallpaper store.

For any information and requests, please contact andrea[at]spacecaviar.net


 

14 November 2014

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We are very pleased to announce that our film 99 Dom-ino will be screened at the Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival in Florence on November 14 at  Le Murate.  The screening will be followed by a discussion with Joseph Grima, Martina Muzi and Giacomo Pirazzoli at 3:45 pm.


 

1 September 2014

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Space Caviar is looking for a dance specialist to help in designing a choreography for robots. No knowledge of robotics or programming is needed. For further information, please contact Martina at martina@spacecaviar.net


 

26 August 2014

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Space Caviar is very excited to announce an open call for the Broelschool Demolition Workshop, a collaborative project that will compose one exhibition within SQM: The Home Does Not Exist, the cultural programme for Biennale Interieur in Kortrijk, Belgium. The workshop will run from 23 to 28 September 2014, in partnership with Folder and officina GISTO, and will involve both physical and graphic interventions on the empty school, culminating in a path through the building complex that narrates the evolutions in domesticity since the mid-20th century.

Download the open call PDF and e-mail your applications to martina@spacecaviar.net by 5 September 2014. We look forward to seeing your responses!


 

1 August 2014
We are pleased to contribute a selection of the archive from the Archaeology of Rose Island to the Shipwrecks on the Radical Islands project by Parasite 2.0. The project can also be seen at Sa Punta des Molí in Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza as part of Never Fail, an exhibition curated by Caterina Molteni and Linda Ferrari.


 

16 June 2014
After prototyping a new algorithm in Venice, we will present FOMO at Design Miami Basel as part of their Design Satellites programme. FOMO will produce a series of unique, real-time publications on design and other topics over the course of the fair. We will also launch the Joint Photographic Experts Group and host a discussion with Ben Vickers and Vinca Kruk of Metahaven.


 

13 June 2014
Asinello Press is a new independent publishing house hosted in our studio in Genoa’s historic centre, a joint venture by Space Caviar, baukuh, and Opusmetrico and directed by Giovanni Pezzato. Combining in-house Risograph printing with a network of local manufacturers, the press will launch Cosmic Jove: Tomás Saraceno. The Spider Sessions, a catalogue made for the artist’s latest exhibition at Genoa’s Villa Croce, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Luca Cerizza.


 

4 June 2014
99 Dom-ino, a project investigating the proliferation of the Maison Dom-ino archetype over the Italian territory through a series of short films, will open as part of Monditalia at Fundamentals, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition will feature concrete seating designed by Alicia Ongay-Perez. Another Space Caviar project, the FOMObile, will be presented during the opening weekend of the Swiss Pavilion as part of the marathon led by curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. We hope to see you there!


 

24 May 2014
Space Caviar is pleased to contribute the Archaeology of Rose Island to the exhibition COMING SOON: Real Imaginary Futures at Bureau Europa in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The exhibition, open until 2 August, explores visions of utopias from the mountain to the sea, from the city to the countryside, and from earth to outer space.


 

21 May 2014
We are very honoured to continue Neoasterisms with an installation at the Cosmodrome in Genk, Belgium. After collecting new constellations from visitors in Lisbon and Milan, the project continues to grow after its beginning at experimentadesign EXD’13, with contributors including the Mayor of Genk and the Flemish Minister for Innovation. Neoasterisms will stay at the Cosmodrome until October 2014.


 

8 April 2014
At Salone del Mobile in Milano, Space Caviar will present three projects as part of Atelier Clerici, a new venue for design exhibitions and events at Palazzo Clerici in the heart of Brera. We will debut Domesti-city, our first research initiative as part of the cultural programme of Biennale Interieur, and FOMO, an algorithmic publishing platform that will produce a publication called #OnTheFlyMilan related to a series of lectures under the Nike Aero-static Dome. We will also present the second iteration of Neoasterisms after launching in Lisbon at EXD’13. Other exhibitors at Atelier Clerici include DAMn° Magazine with Z33, Formafantasma, Bart Hess, Minale-Maeda, Raw Edges, and many others!


 

27 March 2014
Joseph Grima and Tamar Shafrir will deliver the final Deviations lecture tonight at 18.00 at Liverpool John Moores University, School of Art & Design. Many thanks to the Architecture Society for organising the series!


 

10 March 2014
Space Caviar is thrilled to number among the participants of “Fundamentals”, the 14th International Architecture Exhibition curated by Rem Koolhaas, opening in June 2013. We will present the project 99 Dom-Ino as part of Monditalia in the Corderie of the Arsenale.


 

3 February 2014
We are proud to announce that Space Caviar will curate the cultural programme of Biennale Interieur 2014. The biennial, a 10-day event from October 17–26, 2014 in Kortrijk, Belgium, will feature an in-depth critical investigation into the notion of domesticity and the dwelling as a site of social and political expression, as well as a series of talks, screenings, and public programmes in the city centre.

Download the press release


 

30 January 2014
Space Caviar is always interested in receiving proposals or introductions from diverse practitioners from the spheres of design, architecture, technology, politics, journalism, and film-making. We also welcome applications for internships in Genoa.

Please contact giulia@spacecaviar.net if you would like to become part of our network.