Site specific installation
Deposito Vittoria is the temporary site-specific work created by Penique productions on the occasion of the exhibition Let’s fly presented in Rome in 2021.
For Penique Productions, the room is a pretext through which to reflect the way we interact with space. The colored plastic wrapping, thanks to which the Spanish art studio covers the interior spaces with the help of fans, takes over the space and changes its perception. By covering the room and making it “unusable,” the essence of spatiality and being present in space is thus revealed, generating disorientation to those who pass through them. The “balloon,” made of a lightweight plastic, grows and expands while air becomes the supporting structure and forces the inflatable to grow, consuming everything in its path.
With Deposito Vittoria, the space, conquered by the inflatable, is transformed by a new light, a new texture and a new monochromatic color. The viewer is transported through sensory experience to an environment that is both familiar and new at the same time. Having lost its original function, the site is given a new identity. The balloon acts as a barrier from multiple realities – framing and creating a new space – like a container, it confuses the concept of an art object.
Penique Productions is an artist and architect collective founded in Barcelona in 2007 that focuses its research on site-specific and ephemeral installations. Since 2008, Penique Productions has also operated from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The group has subsequently operated in the United Kingdom with interventions such as The Green Sack and Bathroom in Nottingham and 18 clocktower place as part of the Market State Project in London. With the work La Capella it won first prize at the Cerka’l Festival in Piera, Barcelona. The group then participated in the Artist Residency program proposed by La Tabacalera center in Madrid, where they presented the project El Sótano de La Tabacalera (The Basement of La Tabacalera). With the intervention of Sala Buit, inside the galleria d’arte Sala B and collaborating with the BAU design school with Palo Alto they were able to return to work in the city that saw the formation of the original collective.