LOTO (LOTUS) – Mario Airò

The full-light optical fibers of Loto (Lotus), arranged along the perimeter of a regular hexagon, design a lobed form. They are vaguely vegetable and incomplete, almost ‘natural’ and still in development, falling from above to form free patterns on the ground. Airò lets the supple light tubes run freely. They possess that intrinsic quality of generating signs that fully enhances their expressiveness and imprints a new spatial dimension on the place. The presence of the Gardens of Leonardo Da Vinci at the Palazzo delle Stelline and the decoration of the Sala delle Asse at the Sforza Castle are the associations that underpin an intensely poetic work of notable formal rigor, in which technology and thought – body and idea – are fused in a rare balance.