JCP (Ten Secret Treasures)

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AGAXA designed by Ctrlzak Studio, set design by Katia Meneghini, photography by Silvio Macchi.

AGAXA: After being lost in the forest all night he finds a group of women attending a festival. They are all exceedingly beautiful and muscular, circling around with smooth and easy motions, making some sort of performance art of which the coolhunter cannot understand the meaning.

Collaboration with a large team of designers, photographers and stylists on a project first shown at Milan Design Week 2016. The objects are all designed to be either conventional domestic objects or art objects, or both simultaneously. I wrote three different versions of background texts for each of the ten design objects– as short story, micro story and haiku– and also named all of the objects. In addition to being physically displayed in a space in Milan’s Brera design district, the images and texts were published in two different limited edition books.

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OGLOF designed by Ctrlzak Studio, set design by Katia Meneghini, photography by Silvio Macchi.

OGLOF: One day he finds to his horror and dismay that his domestic digifabricator has downloaded and printed a creature of most disturbing appearance.

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GALAVER designed by Emanuele Magini, set design by Katia Meneghini, photography by Silvio Macchi.

GALAVER: When he awakes he is in the genetisister’s clinic, and she is still as fresh and beautiful as the dawn of the day he was born. And for all that any mortals know, he lives there still, imprisoned in the timeless and perfect worship of the tenth genetisister.

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FYLGRADE designed by Ctrlzak Studio, set design by Katia Meneghini, photography by Silvio Macchi.

FYLGRADE: The glittering Perlie Court processes through the fields of lunar panels, blessing the farmers’ electrons, until at last the radioactive company comes to the place where the galactic knight lies in his bestial form under a dying tree.

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LIGOMANCER designed by Ctrlzak Studio, set design by Katia Meneghini, photography by Silvio Macchi.

LIGOMANCER: A few of the most telepathic people of that region can be heard declaring that when the flames were at their peak, two men and a woman were drifting in the midst of the fire, and that they ascended on black threads through the collapsing and molten steel girders and the broken glass, then passed through the air like lightning to vanish with a clap of thunder.

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DOLMLOD designed by Ctrlzak Studio, set design by Katia Meneghini, photography by Silvio Macchi.

DOLMLOD: After long effort and study at last becoming able to make herself understood, she explains that all her folk are of the same unusual colour as she had once been, as was the light in the sky and everything else in her dimension.

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OSFORTH designed by Emanuele Magini, set design by Katia Meneghini, photography by Silvio Macchi.

OSFORTH: After many battles the brave tourist compels the medium-sized giant to disgorge his entire treasure, although the giant bitterly curses whoever should come to hold his wealth.