The traditional masks of the Calabrian town of Seminara are intended to chase away evil from the home, dispel fears and gossip with their exaggerated and grotesque features. The masks are finished in enormous wood fired kilns, which adds an uncontrollable twist to the features and colors rendered by the artisan’s hands—the final touch in their fierce and imperfect beauty.
100 FEARS is designed by Object of Common Interest as a beguiling abstraction and interpretation of this archetype. A subtle evocation of a face appears from an accumulation of teardrop-shaped ceramic extrusions, each one signifying a fear, from big to small. Without any orifices puncturing the smooth alien face, these fears merely slide across the outer surface, unable to invade its inner consciousness. 100 FEARS bravely confronts the concerns of the household and puts them out into the open, in order to ward off any threats of harm to the inhabitants.
- Dimension: approximately 28H x 22W x 7D cm
- Material: 100% mediterranean terracotta clay
- Technique: 100% handmade in Italy
- Each handcrafted 100 FEARS Seminara mask is unique. Picture on an indicative basis.
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Objects of common interest is formed by Eleni Petaloti and Leonidas Trampoukis with the focus in creating still life installations and experiential environments and objects, demonstrating a fixation with materiality, concept and tangible spatial experiences.
Objects of common interest’s work roots from an amalgamation of thinking and making between two diverse poles, Greece and New York, switching between the formal and the intuitive, embracing the handmade and the tactile, the experimental and the poetic.
Eleni and Leonidas received their academic education at Aristotle University in Greece and Ecole Supérieure d’Architecture de La Villette in Paris and hold a masters degree in architecture from Columbia University in New York and are founding partners of sibling studio LOT office for architecture.