Giallo 368 is the temporary site-specific work created by Penique Productions for the Pop Air exhibition presented in Milan in 2022 in the spaces of Superstudio Più.
For Penique Productions, the room is a pretext through which to reflect the way we interact with space. The ‘colored plastic envelope, 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.
Each work is site specific and temporary and aims to enhance the architecture that hosts it and at the same time tell its story: with Giallo 368, the collective wants to pay homage to the history of Design in the city of Milan by inducing the viewer to reflect on the contemporary development of this artistic practice. With their installations 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 object of art.
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.