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Alumni Elena Manferdini

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Alumni Elena Manferdini (M.Arch.I '00) designs installation at Seika University in Kyoto, Japan.

This site specific installation investigates the relationship between rendered canvas and architectural envelopes: in particular “Painted Canvas” aims to blur the distinctions between what is living or non-living, organic or technological, promising or threatening, true or synthetic. Ideas about nature and its simulation are central to this small installation, inviting the viewers to question what is 'real' and what is not. Constructed out of flat sheets of printed canvas, this installation work borrows some of the techniques developed and mastered by Impressionism, and applys them to manufacture a specific effect for this architectural project.  This project commenced in June 2011 and is on view from February 2012 through May 2012. 
 
 Painted Canvas, 2012
 
 Painted Canvas, 2012
 
 Painted Canvas, 2012
 
 Painted Canvas, 2012
 
Elena Manferdini, photography courtesy of Megumi Ohguri. Installation materials include metal frame and printed canvas.  

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