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“Poor tools require better skills”, said John Cage. Studio Fludd was invited by the group of artists How We Dwell to join their homonym project, together with the artist photographer Rachele Maistrello.
They spent an entire week on the beautiful La Certosa island, just in front of Venice – quite deserted place. After an extremely windy boat ride they reached their temporary home, where they found a green tent and a intriguing KIT of tools and materials to work with during the following days.
They decided to live and interpret the entire island as a spread out residence, following the natural suggestion of the several room-like spaces. They carefully collected natural and artificial finds, relics and trash, that they put together in order to create furniture and tools.
These objects ended up to be an expression of the clash characterizing La Certosa – an unique combo of a relative wild / chaotic environment (home to 70 goats) and very neat, brand new constructions (dock, hotel, workspaces, offices).
Only with found things and given materials and tools (nails, inks, play dough, plastic strips) they arranged five rooms: kitchen / living room, bedroom, meditation beach, alchemical laboratory and wunderkammer.