Fermacampione is a bi-monthly editorial project, on Forme Uniche official website. Each issue is dedicated to an artist or designer who is invited to share their archival materials.The contents are proposed in the form of scans and photocopies, to show the gaze and structural ideas of those who work designing.
Fermacampione pierces and holds together all the documents in a booklet: texts, images, objects, scanned and printed to create a database of ideas that can generate other ideas. This material should be collected and organized with care. It should be reproduced, copied, shared. It should be assembled like the pieces of an object, because overall ideas are what generate meanings.
Fermacampione is the joint that connects all those creators who choose to design ideas, believing that designing a chair, making a sculpture, or creating a dish all follow unexpected similar processes of making.
Federico Cantale shows a small part of those materials that makes him able to shape his practice. Extracts of books are marked by drawings of alchemical symbols which interfere with the reading; showing the artist’s hidden desire of transforming ideas and thoughts into something else.
HOW TO USE FERMACAMPIONE.
creative direction and texts: Mida Fiore;
graphic design: Ilaria Fumagalli;
illustrations: Alessandro Moretti;
partner: Forme Uniche
media partner: ArtsLife