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<i>Strata of Pilbara</i> - Bernd Nicolaisen
Strata of Pilbara - Bernd Nicolaisen

This period of lockdown seems to have given many people time to reflect. Factum Arte's collaboration with photographer Bernd Nicolaisen is still ongoing after Masterpiece 2018 and his previous work on the imagery of the ESA/Rosetta mission: Nicolaisen seeks to detect nature’s hidden artifacts where human intervention rarely, if ever, becomes apparent.
A new production, centered on the Australian Pilbara crater, an area which covers the Earth’s oldest rock formations and was recently irreversibly damaged, was announced in November 2019 and this video shows the experimental process happening within Factum Arte, involving elevated printing technology by Canon Production Printing.

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Spring is everywhere! Factum Arte and JamJar Flowers
Spring is everywhere! Factum Arte and JamJar Flowers

A new collaboration between Factum Arte, JamJar Flowers and Rupert Wace has recently been experimenting with pressed flowers, using the innovative elevated printing system developed by Factum's long-time partner, Canon Production Printing (formerly Océ - A Canon Company).

A wide catalogue of flowers​ was first scanned with the Lucida 3D Scanner and photographed at high resolution, creating a rich digital archive of blooms. This data was ​then printed in relief and colour onto transfer paper and the ​3D prints of individual plants were applied in different configurations to different surfaces - from a flexible acrylic looking like raw plaster to watercolour paper. The results are far more stable and easier to display than the original plants. An app giving the ​Latin and common names of each plant is also under development, and we will be formally announcing the launch of a new wallpaper very soon.

JamJar Flowers is being showcased at RHS Chelsea Virtual Flower Show from 18th-23rd May.


Rematerialisation of Raphael's tomb on show in Rome
Rematerialisation of Raphael's tomb on show in Rome

6th April 2020 marked the 500th anniversary of Raphael's death and a number of exhibitions in this centenary year have focused on re-examining the importance of one of the most important artists of the Italian Renaissance.

Factum Arte was approached by Scuderie del Quirinale and ALES to collaborate on what might be the most complete and exhaustive overview of the painter's life and career ever exhibited: more than 200 artworks, 100 of them by Raphael's own hand, were loaned by prestigious institutions from all over Italy and the world.

This extraordinary event, curated by Marzia Faietti and Matteo Lafranconi with contributions from Vincenzo Farinella and Francesco Paolo Di Teodoro, offers the visitor an unusual starting point: a rematerialisation of the painter's tomb, which is usually visible in the Pantheon, Rome. This was an ambitious project which has involved all of Factum's departments working together on different stages of the process.

Raffaello will re-open from June 2nd until August 30th 2020. Learn more about the process behind this rematerialisation or watch the behind-the-scenes video.


Factum Arte's Diary: Clark Winter

Clark Winter has been exploring photography and videography for many years as a creative and observational consequence of his travels around the world as much as his fine arts background.

The Hard Work of Art merges Clark's photography with objects and celebrates the inherent aesthetic qualities and integrity of things made without artistic intent; through subtle transformations, stones and agricultural implements were transformed into objects of curiosity and creativity.

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Video © Óscar Parasiego for Factum Arte
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New video: Material Sound: The Dark Hours of the Sun

An emotional musical narrative, a a choreography of cymatic movements of visualised sounds. Material Sound: The Dark Hours of the Sun features data recorded directly from the sun itself and sonified by NASA, together with an original composition by Nathaniel Mann. Encompassing the beginning and the end, light and dark, anxiety and meditation, the vast and the infinite. Watch the video.

Video © Óscar Parasiego for Factum Arte


New video: Material Sound: Chladni Plates

Starting with the 18th-century experiments of Ernst Chladni and merging them with the work of Margaret Watts Hughes in the 1890s and Hans Jenny in the 1960s, Factum's research has focused on the synaesthetic nature of digital data. The brass plates which make up Material Sound - Chladni Plates vibrate according to the resonant frequencies of the plates themselves when excited by sound. Watch the video

An emerging and changing artwork by: Jorge Cano, Adam Lowe, Nathaniel Mann, Charlotte Skene Catling
With the support of: Enrique Esteban, Francesco Cicognetti, Francisco Regalado, Miguel Hernando, Guillem Bayo, Matt Button, Albert Munté and Victor Camilleri
Video © Óscar Parasiego for Factum Arte


Factum Arte's Diary: Shirazeh Houshiary

Factum Arte has been working with Shirazeh Houshiary since 2015 on a number of projects ranging from Murano glass to aluminium sculptures. In this new video, Shirazeh explains how the dynamic collaboration with Factum Arte brings new possibilities by redefining the nature of the creative process in the making of a work of art.

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Learn more about Factum's collaboration with Shirazeh Houshiary


ARCO 2020: <i>The Hard Work of Art</i>
ARCO 2020: The Hard Work of Art

Clark Winter has been exploring photography and videography for many years as a creative and observational consequence of his travels around the world as much as his fine arts background. His new works, Yokes and Stones, have been the main feature of Factum Arte's ARCO 2020 event, presented on February 28th.

The exhibition, titled The Hard Work of Art presented the series of sculptures and photographic prints centred around the idea of works of art as labour: staying somewhere in between Duchamp’s concept of the ready-made and Brancusi’s sculptural questioning of essence. Boris Savelev's Chernovitz Portfolio and Factum Arte's very own work of art, Material Sound, were on show as well.

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Jose Dávila's new series of works on show at ARCO 2020
Jose Dávila's new series of works on show at ARCO 2020

The Equilibrium series, Jose Dávila's first project with Factum Arte, continues a thread which has long been present in Dávila's work, constructing seemingly barely-possible physical relationships between objects and asking the viewer to engage with the strength and frailty, tension and repose inherent in a composition.

The first work of this new series was on show at ARCO 2020 for Travesia Cuatro.

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<i>The Stranger</i> by Fabio Dartizio on permanent display in London
The Stranger by Fabio Dartizio on permanent display in London

The 4,50 m tall bronze sculpture was commissioned by the French bank Societe Generale as part of its wider arts patronage programme to support emerging artists in the UK. As part of this initiative, The Stranger is now on permanent show in the lobby of their new headquarters at One Bank Street, London.

Fabio Dartizio began exploring the theme of lightning in late 2016. The idea to capture lightning’s intangible essence in sculpture led him to contact Factum Arte in order to bring The Stranger to reality.

Find out more about the artist and the process bringing The Stranger to life


The recreation of the Risco Caído: the facsimile for the recently declared World Heritage Site has been installed
The recreation of the Risco Caído: the facsimile for the recently declared World Heritage Site has been installed

Over the past 6 months, Factum Arte's craftsmen have been working on the production of an exact facsimile of the Risco Caído cave, which will be set up in January and will be on permanent view at the new Risco Caído Interpretation Centre in the town of Artenara, Gran Canaria. The facsimile of the cave has been installed inside a space adjacent to the Interpretation Centre, which was itself purposefully carved into the mountain.

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Factum Arte's diary: Shezad Dawood

Shezad Dawood has worked with Factum Arte since 2014 in a variety of media, on projects which complicate and reimagine received historical narratives and imagery. In this new profile, filmed in Factum Arte's Madrid workshops, he talks about the ideas and ideals which drive his work, and how the collaborative studio environment of Factum Arte helps to bring them to life.

Find out more about Shezad Dawood's projects with Factum Arte


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