LIGHTS ON – CONFINDUSTRIA BERGAMO
By Objects of Common Interest
In collaboration with GAMeC
“Lights on – Confindustria Bergamo” was inaugurated for 2023’s Cultural Capital which sees Brescia and Bergamo take the title of the ‘illuminated city’. The installation incorporates a large site - specific light sculpture which begins as a stand-alone art piece that spreads and travels through a hard-scape floor and several curated seating blocks that all tie together to become a public art piece which creates stages for public interaction along the plaza. Activating this public space across all scales, simultaneously extending to the entirety of the plaza and renewing this location by inserting an element of joyful fun into it. The aim is to define a new vision for an attractive territory aware of its potential. Bergamo dialogues with modernity, starting from its strengths – manufacturing roots and sense of belonging – and combines them with the values of innovation andwith economic, social and environmental sustainability, thanks also to the evocative capacity of art and culture as languages. Reactivate, Reuse and Renew, were the principles which drove the proposal, furthering existingethos that true change comes from re-appreciating and re-purposing that which we already possess. All elements have been designed to have an afterlife, either as a whole, or in parts, each piece is able to be re assembled in a variety of clusters at different locations.The installation, of a temporary nature, is entirely supported by Confindustria Bergamo and was selected in the context of the international contest launched in collaboration with Comune di Bergamo and GAMeC for the design of an urban space called to interpret the theme of the capital of culture "The Illuminated City”.
Objects of Common Interest
Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis are a duo behind the studio Objects of Common Interest, working within the realm of art and design and architecture, blending projects in scale from objects and installations to interactive immersive environments and interior spaces. They are based between New York and Athens and their work has been exhibited at art and design institutions, galleries, and fairs – including solo shows at the Noguchi Museum, Design Museum Brussels, Cycladic Museum, Etage Projects, Carwan Gallery, Architecture Biennale, and the Salone del Mobile in Milan. They won the Wallpaper* Design Award 2022 and the Design Prize 2021.
Confindustria Bergamo is a no-profit association of businesses, representing the industrial companies and the services sector of Bergamo area, for a total of approximately 1,200 companies and 80,000 people. The Association is based on three pillars: Identity, Representation and Services. Aim of Confindustria Bergamo is to support companies’ economic development, to represent their views and values before the Institutions, to collaborate with other key players of the area and to provide a range of services to the Members. Confindustria Bergamo operates in an industrial area focused on advanced manufacturing integrated with technological services and with a strong focus on internationalization.