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Formafantasma: Cambio

 

Serpentine Sackler Gallery

West Carriage Drive, London, W2 2AR

Transport: Tube Lancaster Gate, Paddington

Website: www.serpentinegalleries.org

Times: Tue-Sun, Bank Hols 10am-6pm, closed Mar 16-Apr 30, ends May 17

Price: free

Start Date: Wed 4th March 2020

End Date: Sun 17th May 2020


Films, objects, artefacts and samples highlighting radical design approaches to wood.

Films, objects, artefacts and samples highlighting radical design approaches to wood, including specially designed furniture made from a single tree felled during storms in Val de Fiemme in Italy, plus wood samples from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and the Royal Museum of Central Africa.

The Serpentine is delighted to present Cambio by Formfantasma, a radical new design exhibition about wood. The exhibition brings together films, objects, artefacts and samples, including specially designed furniture made from a single tree felled during storms in Val de Fiemme in Italy; wood samples loaned by institutions around the world, from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew to the Royal Museum of Central Africa; smells specially developed to evoke the wet earth and flora of a forest, and maps of the rainforest made by indigenous communities in the Amazon. Cambio offers a re-evaluation of our relationship with trees and poses a series of essential questions about design and sustainability, most pertinently: What can we do to better understand the connection between the objects we use and the conditions that produced them?