For the debut exhibition of Spore´s Foundation's new space, Ariel Guzik and Laboratorio de Investigación en Resonancia y Expresión de la Naturaleza was invited to present Casa de Semejanzas, a wooden sculpture that resembles an ancestral Mayan jobone - a hollow wooden cylinder that houses colonies of stingless bees, the Melipona beecheii, that strive in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.
Diogo Passarinho studio was commissioned to design a multi-function partition device that could morph from a central space dedicated to the sculpture to a variety of setups of events that could take place in future "activations".
These partitions had to be light! This led the studio to choose a lightweight material, a sandwich of MDF, and a bee-hive-like interior, the same material used to put together doors. Later on, the rough surfaces were stained with two different earthy colors: red ochre and honey yellow.
The four elements of the family (the portico; the showcase; the bench; the table) can easily be aggregated together and offer a very compact version of a partition.
Exhibition design by D_P_S
Team: Diogo Passarinho and Gonçalo Reynolds
Exhibition production: Simon Krosigk
Graphic design: Stoodio Santiago da Silva
Lighting design: Emilio Cordero Checa
Production Team: Santiago Doljanin, Sophie Kindermann, Till Ronacher & Sebastian Schwindt (und.studio), Matthieu Séry, and Marc Schamuthe
Carpentry: Zinken & Zapfen
Translation & editing in English, Spanish, German: Michele Faguet, Gegensatz - Translation Collective
Spanish editing and proofreading: Loreto Solis
Curated, commissioned and produced by: Spore Team
Photography: Tanzim Wahab