Winner: Installation design of the year 2023. Muoto designed the Ball Theater at the French Pavilion 18th International Architecture Exhibition at the La Biennale di Venezia.
The Ball Theater is an installation designed for the French pavilion of the Venice Biennale of Architecture.
"The goal is to reawaken our desires for utopia," said Muoto. "It can be interpreted as a terrestrial globe or a mirror ball, a kitsch icon of an era when partying was still possible."
This party aura suggests a new approach to today's crises and the possibility of alternative futures.
This is enacted by an alternation between moments of contemplation and periods of occupancy in the form of variations on the theme of the 'ball' – an interplay of workshops-residences between artists, researchers and students.
Judges comments: "A fun installation that reconfigures the dynamism of the room. Intriguing roughness to the structure, using raw materials honestly and effectively. A French punk statement!"
Studio: Muoto and Georgi Stanishev
Project: Ball Theater, French Pavilion, 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia
Credits: Gilles Delalex, Yves Moreau, Georgi Stanishev, Sophie Mandl, Jos Auzende, Clémence La Sagna, Laure Muller, Jos Auzende, Anna Tardivel, Cédric Marszewski, Pilooski, Alain Français, Thomas Fourny, Les Ateliers de l’Eclairage, Institut Français, Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture, Carlotta Darò, Nicolas Tixier, Mainardi Metallurgica, Ranzato Bruno & Figli, Phoenix Audio, Arter, Caryatide and Spassky Fischer