LIGHT SIGNS


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LIGHT SIGNS FOR SMALL TOWN

The lights signs are realized in small peripheral towns and exhibited during their most important local festivals, including concerts, events and meetings.

Every light sign is a unique piece, which is conceived and produced in collaboration with local artisans, in order to celebrate and decorate the village during these special days.


PERDAXIUS

2008. With Marco Pintus. Wood, bulbs, iron, electrical equipment. 400 cm x 40 cm x 15 cm. Perdaxius, Italy

Matteo Rubbi - Light signs for small towns

Perdaxius, 2008. “Caro Giacomo 2008”, Perdaxius, Carbonia – Iglesias. Ph: Marco Lisci

Caro Giacomo 2008. Ph: Marco Lisci

Perdaxius, 2008. “Caro Giacomo 2008”, Perdaxius, Carbonia – Iglesias. Ph: Marco Lisci

Ph: Cherimus

Perdaxius, 2008. “Caro Giacomo 2008”, Perdaxius, Carbonia – Iglesias. Ph: Marco Lisci

Ph: Cherimus

Perdaxius, 2008. “Caro Giacomo 2009”, Perdaxius, Carbonia – Iglesias. Ph: Cherimus

Caro Giacomo 2016. Ph: Camilla Garelli

Perdaxius, 2008. “Caro Giacomo 2016”, Perdaxius, Carbonia – Iglesias. Ph: Camilla Garelli


PERAROLO

2009. With Daniel Battistella and Daniela Zangrando. Wood, bulbs, paint, electrical equipment. 350 cm x 45 cm x 15 cm. Perarolo, italy

Matteo Rubbi - Light signs for small towns

Perarolo, 2009. Perarolo di Cadore, Belluno. Ph: Matteo Rubbi

Ph: Perarolo09

Perarolo, 2009. Perarolo di Cadore, Belluno. Ph: Matteo Rubbi

Ph: Perarolo09

Perarolo, 2009. Perarolo di Cadore, Belluno. Ph: Matteo Rubbi


FRASSINETO PO

2011. With Daria Carmi and Francesco Burzotta. Bulbs, wood, paint, electrical equipment. 400 cm x 70 cm x 20 cm. Frassineto Po, Italy

The light sign was donated to local people and is kept by the “Pro Loco” of  Frassineto Po, which is the association in charge of promoting local culture and tourism. The light sign was exhibited on the occasion of “Sagra del Peperone” , on the 26th August 2011.

Ph: Ilaria Zennaro

Frassineto Po, 2011. “Sagra del Peperone”, Frassineto Po, Alessandria. Ph: Ilaria Zennaro

Ph: Ilaria Zennaro

Frassineto Po, 2011. “Sagra del Peperone”, Frassineto Po, Alessandria. Ph: Ilaria Zennaro

Ph: Ilaria Zennaro

Frassineto Po, 2011. “Sagra del Peperone”, Frassineto Po, Alessandria. Ph: Ilaria Zennaro

Matteo Rubbi - Light signs for small towns

Frassineto Po, 2011. “Sagra del Peperone”, Frassineto Po, Alessandria. Ph: Ilaria Zennaro

Sagra del Peperone, Frassineto Po

A moment during the local festival “Sagra del Peperone”, Frassineto Po, Alessandria.

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ITALIA61

2010. Neon. Light bulbs, wood, steel.

“Italia61” is the reconstruction of the logo of the international expo (Esposizione internazionale del lavoro) held in Turin on the occasion of the celebrations of the centenary of the unification of Italy in 1961. The inscription, originally located at the entrance of the Expo site, was rebuilt by hand as a light-up sign and suspended at the entrance to the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo.

Matteo Rubbi - Music, newspapers and other works

Installation view. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Ph: Giovanni Giaretta

Matteo Rubbi - Music, newspapers and other works

Installation view. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Ph: Giovanni Giaretta

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Installation view at the “ovovia” of the international expo of Turin

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MAGIC FRIDAY

2011-2012. Potluck open to the public. Kitchen and entrance ASU Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona; Combine Studios Kitchen, Phoenix, Arizona. With: Béatrice Bailet and the staff of the ASU Art Museum

Every second Friday a potluck open to both museum staff and the public is held in the lobby of the Arizona State University Art Museum in Tempe. Everyone is invited to cook something and share it. The kitchen of the museum has developed into a little culinary laboratory where different communities and cultures that inhabit the vast metropolitan area of Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and Mesa can come together.

Matteo Rubbi - Music, newspapers and other works

Magic Friday light sign, ASU Art Museum, Tempe. Ph: Christine Rose Weir

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Magic Friday Potluck, ASU Art Museum, Tempe. Ph: Matteo Rubbi

Matteo Rubbi - Music, newspapers and other works

Magic Friday Kitchen, ASU Art Museum, Tempe. Ph: Matteo Rubbi

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SULCIS ODDITY

2013. Banners. Light signs. Prints on paper, telescopic sticks, Christmas lights, desk lamps.

As on old army parade, or a modern sport parade, the six small towns participing in the project “La Bilioteca Fantastica” were represented in six banners, mixing old book illustations about science-fiction with the names of the towns. They were shown the first time in Venice, as ambassadors of these places, in a collateral event of the Biennale opening. A sort of unexpected temporary Sulcis pavilion.

The banners were damaged seriously during the event because of an sudden heavy shower, and their remains were transformed in special suspended lamps, to light up the exhibition “La Biblioteca Fantastica” at MAN, Nuoro.

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Sulcis Oddity (Banners). 2013. Installation view at Kaleidoscope Venice Bar. Università di Venezia, Venice. Ph: Edna Gee

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Sulcis Oddity (Banners). 2013. Installation view at Kaleidoscope Venice Bar. Università di Venezia, Venice. Ph: Edna Gee

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Sulcis Oddity (Banners). 2013. Installation view at Kaleidoscope Venice Bar. Università di Venezia, Venice. Ph: Edna Gee

2013. Perdaxius

Sulcis Oddity (Lamps). Detail of “Piscinas”. 2013. MAN, Nuoro. Ph: Vincenzo Cammarata

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Sulcis Oddity (Lamps). Detail of “Villaperuccio”. 2013. MAN, Nuoro. Ph: Vincenzo Cammarata

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