TOKYO-2016 Book / Fine Art

Wind Sculptures

  • Prize
    Gold in Portfolio/Fine Art, Gold in Book (Series Only)/Fine Art
  • Photographer
    Giuseppe Lo Schiavo

Wind Sculptures is a photographic experience that present unpredictable sculpture created by the wind that only the instant of a high-speed camera can sculpt and keep it forever. A photograph as a sculpture and recorder of a performance. The entire project was taken around Europe, Italy, Greece, France, Switzerland, Portugal, UK and Iceland. The artist is also a subject of this theatrical sculpture where human and nature collaborate in a performance with even changing results. “The material used for my project is the same used by the coast guard to protect the migrants from the cold or from the sun as soon as they reach the coast from the sea. The thermal blanket is an iconic material, a symbol of salvation and generosity of the human being.” The material used for this wind sculptures is a thermal blanket, a special low-weight and very thin aluminium sheet, gold or silver, developed by NASA in 1964 for the US space program. It is used for emergency kits as a thermal insulation or as a locator beacon.

Born in Italy, Lo Schiavo currently lives and works between London and Milan. He studied architecture at La Sapienza University in Rome with a specialization in visual design. Giuseppe Lo Schiavo is an award-winning visual artist based between London and Milan. His research is aiming to create a bridge between art and science. Using AI and machine learning, virtual reality, infrared systems, or microorganisms in the lab, the artist’s research often focuses on opposing elements: creation-destruction, past-future, analog-digital, real-virtual.