My artwork ‘Turbulent’ was exhibited in this great show at the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne
From the Form Follows Information exhibition Press Release.
(Studio – GGSV Gaëlle Gabillet & Stephane Villard)
The Form Follows Information exhibition presents a collection of creations that materialise the
invisible. It includes objects whose contours are based on sociological data, scientific facts or
Certain pieces are figurative, others involve more elaborate mechanisms and aim to break away
from deceptive appearances to reveal other forms of reality. The age pyramid becomes
a jar, a territory is deformed because of our presence, a mathematical puzzle is interpreted in
three dimensions, containers invite us to meditate…
By taking up abstract notions and giving them shape, design applies itself to depicting things,
to giving them substance. It produces representations that enable us to see familiar things in
a different light or to perceive the imperceptible. But what is the meaning of the objects made?
Are they receptacles for knowledge? Do they propose aesthetic issues to think about? Do they
challenge our beliefs?
The exhibition proposes a diorama of objects with varying powers: research objects, objects for
contemplation, objects of remembrance, objects that serve as camouflage… Without departing
from its decorative or utilitarian vocation, here design will be seen to be fashioning aesthetic
landscapes for thought and imagination.
From the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne Press Release
The 9th edition of the Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne, which will be held for one month from the 12th March to the 12th April 2015, questions the importance of forms and the meanings they impart to functions, to uses and the quality of life. What values are transmitted by aesthetics? To what intents and purposes? What do forms say about ways of life, about uses and practices in society? What do they murmur to us about the state of the world?
At a time when industrial production is becoming increasingly globalized, how can we reconcile each person’s need for identity with the ever more homogeneous nature of symbols produced by design? Can this discipline liberate the desire and the identity to drive them towards alternative ambitions? How can these identities be reconciled with the brands’ one? What is the role that design will assume in the aesthetic experience of humanity? How can we cultivate a plurality of forms and experiences?Ville de design Membre du Réseau UNESCO des villes créatives depuis 2010 Organisationdes Nations Uniespour l’éducation,la science et la culture
The 2015 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne will expose objects, services, installations and environments to its different groups of public (designers, enterprises, students, school children and the general public), proposing a sensory experience. The Biennial’s intention is to show that other ways and means are possible compared to the monotonous and repetitive productions of globalization: the aim of the exhibition curators and scenographers is to help its visitors discover and feel what aesthetic expression can offer.
During one month, the 2015 Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Etienne will propose more than 60 exhibitions and events in the Saint-Etienne Metropole, with resonances throughout the region. The Biennial is produced by the Cité du design, and supported by the City of Saint-Etienne, the Saint-Etienne Metropole, the Rhône-Alpes region and the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
Press release 23th January 2014
© Pierre Grasset
The Cite du design presents
the Biennale Internationale Design
12th March – 12th April 2015
All images ©Aldo Paredes 2015