For Penique Productions, space 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 possession of the space and modifies its perception. By covering the room and making it “unusable”, the essence of spatiality and of being present in space is revealed, generating disorientation in those who cross it. The “balloon”, made of lightweight plastic, grows and expands while the air becomes the supporting structure and forces the inflatable to grow, consuming everything in its path.
Each artwork is site specific and it aims to promote the architecture which hosts it and to tell its story at the same time: with Giallo 368, the collective wants to celebrate the history of the Design, by encouraging the spectator to contemplate the contemporary development of this artistic activity. With them installations the space, conquered by the inflatable, is transformed by a new light, a new texture and a new monochromatic color. The spectator is transported through sensory experience into 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 a collective of artists and architects founded in Barcelona in 2007, which focuses its research on site-specific and ephemeral installations. Since 2008, Penique Productions also operates from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The group has subsequently worked in the UK 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 they won the first prize at the Cerka’l Festival in Piera, Barcelona. The group then participates in the Artist’s Residency program proposed by La Tabacalera center in Madrid, where they present the project El Sótano de La Tabacalera (The Basement of La Tabacalera). With the intervention Sala Buit inside the art gallery Sala B and collaborating with the design school BAU with Palo Alto, they returned to work in the city that saw the formation of the collective.