SOCIAL NETWORK is the winning proposal of DM-KM278 2014, an international competition organized by MAPPELAB magazine in collaboration with MAXXI, National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome.
The aim of the design was to realize a one-night installation of 5000m2 of space on the beach of Senigallia, Italy, right in front of a historic shrine.
The attempt of the installation event was to let people reflect on the beach both as a limit of the contemporary urban environment and an area of contact between local identity and international creativity.
The proposal is a social and interactive architecture composed with rows of fishing nets, which reminisces the way fishermen dried their nets in the past. This composition organized the program, creating a huge set that absorbs the viewers’ shadows, allowing them to modify the environment and their perception of the beach.
The result is a poetic installation, an interplay of transparency and permeability, a dynamic space moving with the wind and changing with the light, a clear reference to the nature and the history of the site, an installation to reflect on the simplest actions of the human being: thinking, moving, listening, observing, and meeting.
Materials: People, gravity, air, light, shadows, fishing nets and wood sticks.