Friday, 23 July 2010

Daniel González + Le Corbusier


Cabaret Voltaire is pleased to present Disco Le Corbusier, a site specific project by Daniel González for the opening of Rizoma space in Bologna, during Arte Fiera 2010.

After the surprising discovery of sketches and drawings by renowned architect Le Corbusier in the cellars of Unité d’Habitation in Marseille, Argentinean artist Daniel González opens a new road into the typological research on this eminent Swiss architect.

The contents of these unearthed drawings show Le Corbusier’s startling and visionary intuition; a project that makes him the forerunner of the modern disco.

Like an archeologist of Le Corbusier’s memory, Daniel González creates the archetype of an architectural fable as a place to live magical experiences. For the opening of Rizoma space in the historical centre of Bologna, the artist creates works in Mylar and audio-rhythmical lights that blend architecture with the social needs of the average man, pushing the boundaries of Modernism to a territory of thoughts, emotions and lightness.

Daniel González (born in Argentina, 1963) lives and works in Berlin. "I mold reality to create magic. I transform it using its own rules, changing the world one sequin at a time." Daniel Gonzalez’s sequin banner-paintings and unique wearable pieces are presented in high-impact performances. They create delirious, sexy and energetic worlds: spaces of freedom where the existing conventions collapse. Daniel González had his first Italian solo show at Viafarini in 2006 and in 2008 he was invited to create a workshop-performance for Manifesta 7. Since 2007, he has worked with Italian artist Anna Galtarossa on public projects. They jointly presented "Chili Moon Town Tour" - a floating, traveling city, which opened on Lago Mayor of Bosque de Chapultepec in Mexico City – and "Homeless Rocket With Chandeliers" at Lambrate (Milan), a crane-installation in use in a building site for two years.

Cabaret Voltaire is a collaboration between Fabrizio Savigni and Marco Morandini. Cabaret Voltaire organizes and promotes art events on spaces that are coherent with his philosophy of experimentation and research on contemporary.

Rizoma is a multitasking space created by city-lab and ciclostile architecture office. It’s a container able to develop researches and projects about sustainable architectures, design and art. Rizoma has multiple points of entry, without well-defined exit and without internal hierarchies.
Rizoma is looking for new territories.

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