Metallic Space, by Pino Barillà
Monastier (Treviso, Italy) in the industrial site of Italcab s.p.a
Steel strings used: the inside obelisk: a steal box covered by steal strings (inox aisi 316 Ø 3 mm, 133 strings, about 6000 mt. long).
Outside structure: steal inox square (70×70×3 mm), linked by inox steal strings aisi 316 Ø 6 mm, 133 strings, 220 mt.
In this research the perception of sculpture becomes closer and closer to the architecture.
Since 2001, my projects are very important for the developement of the new principle of non-relational composition.
Thanks to this new idea, the artwork is free from any pre-existing space, and, for this reason, it is a new form of art that cannot anymore harmonize with the traditional convictions: objects and installations.
The idea where the artwork is an object and the architecture an enveloping space it’s old.
With this project “metallic space”, it’s possible to create a scheme where a structure made in thin geometric lines – that it has the aspect of an orthogonal grate 15 meters high – becomes the container, while the inside shape – a column shaped in steel 13 meters high – becomes the content.
Thanks to this dialectic relationship between the two elements, Metallic Space appears such as a unicum, leaving the past idea of object and enveloping space.
From any point of view, the art piece appears as a unicum, thanks to the intersections between the lines of the net and the inner part which makes a process of varying geometries from which can still emerge the intrinsic logic of the whole.
Thus, Metallic Space has a double function: to keep the inner part in perfect balance and to be a spatial filter between the inner part and the surrounding environment. For this reason, Metallic Space can be the starting point for a new relationship between sculpture and architecture.
The aim of this project is to create a system – for the whole space – where it’s possible to find a matching point between sculpture and architecture, according to the idea of evolution of the relationship between architecture and sculpture.