As we consider salt as a plastic material suitable for experiments and new process development, we give it a research background that includes geology and chemistry, as well as social and metaphorical significance.
NaCl exhibition intends to reintroduce salt as a raw material of utmost commercial importance that gradually lost its value due to widespread daily use. The starting point for the NaCl process experiment lies in the hand-crafted practices that imprint a particular knowledge on this material. The research concerning this matter focuses on local heritage sensitisation, channelling the will to use natural resources into a solution to satisfy contemporary demands. NaCl is a “work-in-progress” by the designers João Abreu Valente and Vilma André and it takes form as a lab experiment intended to develop new products using salt as the key element.
NaCl is a “work-in-progress” by the designers João Abreu Valente and Vilma André and it takes form as a lab experiment intended to develop new products using salt as the key element.
Source is, by definition, any thing or place from which something originates, arises or is obtained. As an idea, the word explores the duality between what provides information and what receives it.
The subject arises from the urgent need to reflect on the resources of project practices, in a contemporary context that reveals an increasing convergence of creation methods. This originates disciplinary intersections, co-productions and hybrid territories.
The opening of the exhibition was part of the 6th edition of Bairro das Artes.