e… cubes in motion project

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The cubes in motion/cubi in movimento project is a collaborative initiative from the  production office of Cittadellarte, the Region of Piedmont, the CNA – Biellese Craftmen Association, the Chamber of Commerce of Biella, selected local companies, the Piedmont artisans of Excellence and the artists of the Cittadellarte network.

Initially 8 artists were asked to select from 8 local producers and 8 local artisans, in order to collaborate in the creation of a cube (45 cm square) that would act as a container/vehicle for the local product they chose.

the proposal:

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the drinking game…

The idea was to create a wooden cube in the form of a dice which reflected the game housed within. Inside along with the ratafià liqueur, are shot glasses each filled with a dice. Instead of numbers, each dice has a different colour that represents the labels of the different ratafià liqueur flavours. You throw the dice to decide what to drink next…

the finished cube

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made from solid walnut wood, the box was permeated with the smell of macerated cherries

artist: margarita vazquez ponte artisan: roberto pigato producer: Liquorificio Rapa Giovanni S.r.l.


Thus far the cubes have been exhibited in:

Parma, 12th July – 3rd September 2006: Terzo Paradiso exhibition at Fondazione Solares
Rovereto (TN), 7th – 10th September 2006: Una relazione possibile exhibition at Mart
Luxembourg, 15th – 17th September 2006: the cubes ambassadors of Biella and Piedmont Region atl LUXEXPO
Turin, 26th – 30th October 2006: the Cubes in Motion at the 10th Salone del Gusto
Frankfurt (Germany), 10th – 13th January 2007: the Cubes in Motion at the textile fair HEIMTEXTIL
Ningbo (China), 27th April – 6th May 2007: ViCina LifeStyleMadeInItaly
Beijing (China), 14th – 16th May 2007: ViCina LifeStyleMadeInItaly
La Spezia, 8th December 2007 – 8th April 2008: the Cubes in Motion at the Cittadellarte-Pistoletto e il Terzo Paradiso exhibition at CAMeC
Senigallia (AN), 5th – 10th June 2008: Trasforma – arte e città sostenibile
Biella, July 9th 2008: Dicubi – connected projects, Toward Biella cultural district – II phase
Aosta, 12th – 13th September 2008: national working seminar “Le giovani classi creative” – Creativity and Socialization as tools for transforming the cities
Biella, November 22nd 2008: presentation of the activities of the Production Office at the Decennial of Cittadellarte


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