As part of the exhibition „Drame Surréaliste“, Verena Issel not only designed an incredible installation within the gallery space but also exclusive and limited wine bottle sculptures.
Ottofficine Design was founded as an artistic research laboratory in 2008 when Gigliola Scagliotti decided to create a space in which her visions could come to life. In the early years of Ottofficine, Gigliola experimented with various techniques and paid great attention to the recovery and reuse of waste materials.
The silicone vases immediately proved to be an effective product: colorful, eccentric, extremely resistant and light. Little by little, the collection is enriched with new shapes and models, right up to the flower vases that make dreams come true “all over the world”
A reminiscence of Thomas Riess’ past work that will have an impact on the future. Early images of Riess’ work are serially reinterpreted, changed and sometimes playfully placed into a new context. This creates a link to earlier works and thematizes the important factors in the artistic work process such as time, transformation and reflection. The title is based on Louise Bourgeois’ work “I Had a Flashback of Something that Never Existed”.