During 2017 I was part of a small team that built an exhibition about the designer Paco Rabanne and his relationship with his native town Pasaia. As part of it I designed and built two installations whose only material were meters and meters of hand dyed fabrics.
For this installation, my goal was to build a tunnel, a passage that by crossing it, would help to leave everything behind and start a new chapter of his life.
The feeling I was recreating was the one of a cave, a protected environment but also a mysterious one not knowing what’s coming next. Maybe a uterus for a rebirth or an escape corridor…
Rust was used to dye the fabric, a pigment that represents the first one ever used by mankind to paint in the caves, the color also from the rusty iron pieces at the harbor… and also our inner color, our blood.