New for 2019, and specifically designed to be presented at Zona Maco 2019, CÚMULOS was inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s Synergetics, one of the foundational texts in contemporary geometrical studies in which Fuller reflects on the modular possibilities of the cuboctahedron (in geometry, a polyhedron with eight triangular faces and six square faces).
In CÚMULOS, artist Pedro Cerisola discovers new approaches to modular assembly for this singular form, extending its possibilities and enabling the construction of spectacular, yet delicate, structures that, like clusters of clouds, seem to float above the Earth.
Cumulus clouds exhibit considerable vertical development, clearly defined edges, and a cottony appearance. They can be formed alone, in rows, or in groups, and they always react to atmospheric factors. CÚMULOS maintains these characteristics, and one can play with the piece — by making a single cloud grow on an almost infinite scale or by exhibiting it in small modules, like a trail of clouds. CÚMULOS can also be exhibited hanging like a nimbus, a cloud layer, or placed on the floor holding a crystal to become a functional table.
The hard and fragile ceramic, as well as the white enameling of each piece, allows CÚMULOS to interact with the lighting of its surroundings.