Casa de Vento
June 15th – August 31st, 2019
Focusing on the guideline of valuing contemporary art, the Instituto Bardi / Casa de Vidro received the intervention of the multimedia artist, Lucia Koch, who through light, color and movement sought to transform the perception of visitors about the architecture of the iconic residence of de Lina Bo and Pietro Maria Bardi.
For this, the artist from Rio Grande do Sul carried out the intervention, called Casa de Vento, which covered the entire outside of the large windows of the Glass House with “filter curtains”, composed of a thin, light and translucent polyester fabric printed in gradient, with shades of amber and blue, symbolizing the weather, from sunrise to sunset.
With the disruptive proposal of blocking the transparency characteristic of the Glass House, Lucia Koch opened space for unprecedented experimentation with the play of light and colors in the house’s internal environments. On one side, natural light joins the blues of the curtains and the mosaic floor of the great hall, revealing the outlines of the trees in the garden as shadows. On the other, amber intensifies the sunlight, drawing more showy and intense images of the external landscape.
In addition to the variation in chromatic intensity, due to natural light, the abrupt action of the wind, or its absence, surprised the eye: sometimes, presenting a darker scenario, sometimes moving the curtains and revealing the transparency of the Bardi’s residence.