Superstudio

Gli Atti Fondamentali, 1971-1972

In 1971, Superstudio produced a series of theoretical works to do with “Fondammental acts”. Utopian collages and experimental films explored the avenues of an “anthropological and philosophical re-foundation of architecture”. The five imagined fictions—Life; Education; Ceremony; Love; and Death—ushered in and tackled the question of architecture containing “the essence of human life”. On a smooth surface, marked by a square grid extending ad infinitum, were presented scenes of everyday life, domestic scenes, all ordinary and commonplace. No spatial composition was pre-defined, it was the user who would himself depict his space through the scenario which he would have to develop to meet his needs.

Aurélien Vernant

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