Fri, Sep 22|
Festivalzentrale im Prater
Vienna Design Week
Kindly invited to Vienna Design Week (22. 9. - 1. 10.) where among many important design achievements also my collaboration with the famous Viennese chandelier manufacturer Lobmeyr will be presented on Sept. 30. at 17.00.
Time & Location
Sep 22, 2023, 7:00 PM – Oct 01, 2023, 7:00 PM
Festivalzentrale im Prater, Laufbergergasse 12, 1020 Wien, Austria
About the Event
I am happy to share that my TELEshadowPORTATION” project, a series of lanterns, upgraded in collaboration with Vienna’s J. & L. Lobmyre airing especially for Lobmeyr’s 200- anniversary, will be presented at this year's Vienna Design Week, Austria's most important multidisciplinary and curated design festival,
The project we have been preparing is a complex one, reintroducing and recontextualizing what we know to be the first light sources, LANTERNS, (a favorite of mine of the many special and unique Lobmeyr designs) my interventions on their lanterns spanning back to Lobmeyr’s first designs being 400 years old, and extending all the way up to today’s most modern designs.
Being givers of light, paving a path in the darkness, i envisioned lanterns to provide us with an mirage of shadow play on the wall, a merry go round of emotions surrounding us, protecting us in the darkness that seems to have preceded and continues to proceed us.
By hand engraving each lantern with specific shadows translated into Idrija lace (oldest school for lace making in the world) from my periodic table of shadows emotions each Lobmeyr TELEshadowPORTATION lantern extends beyond itself, onto all the walls surrounding it, casting its emotion aura expressed as playful and fragile outlines onto all that comes into its periphery.
The first presentation of TELEshadowPORTATION was ten days ago in the most fitting place of all for lanterns, its so called birthplace, in Japan, Tokyo, at the Mitsukoshi iconic store, celebrating this year its 350 anniversary.. If you are in Tokyo, kindly invited to visit it the Lobmeyr Salon of Yuichi Shimura, its manager.
Kindly invited to the VDW Vienna Design Week (Sept. 22 - Oct. 1) where the TELEshadowPORTATION lantern series will be specially presented by Johannes Rath and me on September 30th, Saturday at 17:00 - 20.00. Hope to see you, and share in the shadow play of special emotions.
“Eva Petric uses the translucence of the lace to create her typical plays of light and shadow. The series, which is presented in the staircase of the festival headquarters in the Prater, was developed by LOBMEYR in collaboration with Eva Petric on the occasion of the 200th anniversary and shows the craftsmanship of the tradition-rich manufactory.” (From VDW programme). My thanks to Johannes Rath from Lobmeyr for his guiding me through the project of upgrading Lobmeyr's lanterns into TELEshadowPORTATION.