Eva & Franco Mattes

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Monumento Connettivo (2022)

Recalling a stage or extended podium, Monumento Connettivo is a raised floor installation inspired by the utopian architectural project Monumento Continuo (1969) by the Italian group Superstudio. It updates the concept of a seamless architectural structure that spans the world, applying it to the global network of cables and data centers that make up the Internet.

 

 

Eva & Franco Mattes, The Bots

 

 

 

Eva & Franco Mattes, Monumento Connettivo

Monumento Continuo, by Superstudio (1969-1970)

 

 

Eva & Franco Mattes, Yellow Tray

 

 

 

Eva & Franco Mattes, Yellow Tray

 

 

Recalling the raised floors that are ubiquitous in data centers (a schema designed to accommodate the complex wiring of cloud servers), it hosts artworks on its surface, as well as others that emerge from beneath it.

 

 

Eva & Franco Mattes, Monumento Connettivo

 

 

 

Eva & Franco Mattes, The Bots

 

 

 

Eva & Franco Mattes, Yellow Tray

 

 

On the outward edges of the floor the head plates are popping out, giving the raised floor an unfinished status, as if it could, and eventually will, keep expanding to accommodate more works and structures.

 

 

Eva & Franco Mattes, Monumento Connettivo

 

 

 

Eva & Franco Mattes, P2P