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Formafantasma: E-Waste

Hear Formafantasma discuss their work and interest in the materiality of electronic waste.

What to expect

Andrea Trimarchi and Simone Farresin are Studio Formafantasma, an Italian design-duo based in Amsterdam. Their project Ore Streams is an ambitious investigation into the recycling of precious electronic waste. Ore Streams makes use of diverse media (objects, video documentation and animation) to address the meaning of production from multiple perspectives, while offering an insight into how design can be an invaluable agent for change.

Booking information

Adult: £12

Student/Concession: £8

Members: £9

Desk made from iridescent car paint on CNC milled and folded aluminum and stainless steel, aluminum outer casing of a portable computer. Screen made from metalized car paint on CNC milled and folded aluminum, coated aluminum foam, gold pleated outer case of a computer keyboard. Photo credits: Ikon.

Taxonomy of a Fridge, iPhone and tablet. Still from video. Credits: Formafantasma.

Disassembling of a Fridge, iPhone and tablet. Still from video. Credits: Formafantasma.

Still from animation exploring the use of 3D rendering as a tool to visualise possible strategies for a more suitable design of electronics and their recycling. Credits: Formafantasma.

Speakers

Andrea Trimarchi (1983) and Simone Farresin (1980), are an Italian design duo based in Amsterdam. Formafantasma has developed a coherent body of work characterised by experimental material investigations and explored issues such as the relationship between tradition and local culture, critical approaches to ecology and the significance of objects as cultural conduits.

Background image | Cabinet made from clear glass, digital print on aluminum computer cases. Photo credits: Ikon.