Kasper Muttonen

23 September–2 October, 2016
Tue through Sun, 2 – 7 pm

Thursday, September 22, 2016
from 6 pm

 UTOPIA shows a series of balls and domes inspired by Bucminster Fuller´s geodesic structures. This form connects to an idea of climate change and different natural elements put inside a built surrounding and artificial structures. The elements of water; e.g. water drops, ice, steam and spectrum, deeply influences the architecture of geodesic structures. One reason to choose Bucminster Fuller’s structural model is its popularity in architecture built by alternative communities, as well as its universal mathematic model, which can be found in Internet calculator technology. The project started by looking at different dome structures of the historic Rome combining modernistic structural utopias, as well as avantgarde architecture like Bruno Taut’s beautiful glass dome from the 1920´s. The objects are artistical views of utopias or fragile shelters against the harder reality of a world within a climate change.

UTOPIA is shown both in Helsinki Gallery Sculptor and Berlin Meinblau projektraum in two different sets.

The objects were primarily made while attending two residencies:
Finland Institute of Rome, Villa Lante in Italy, and Künstlerhaus Schloss Wiepersdorf in Germany 2015.