EXHIBITION DESIGN OF VICTORIA RABAL’S "GYOTAKU: CAPTURING THE SOULS OF FISH"
Finalist in the 2015 FAD AWARDS FOR EPHEMERAL INTERVENTIONS

The technique of Gyotaku” ("fish printing") is achieved with few means: hands, paper, ink, brush, and little time, offering surprising results.
The montage of this exhibition also adopts this approach. With limited material resources and a very short execution time, the space was filled with the prints as the support disappeared into the background giving prominence to the work.
It is also conceived to be easily mounted and dismantled because of the itinerant nature of the exhibition.

The scale of the exhibition space, where ships were once built, allowed us to work in length, breadth and height filling the space with the work.

The structure is conceived to disappear amongst the exhibited works. Two swings set on three levels were built to support the stainless steel hanging lines with weights at their ends upon which the Gyotakus were to be hung.
Nets fall vertically through the entire height of the space.
The backdrop for images and texts are painted dark grey.

The swaying caused by the non-rigid support accompanies visitors as they move amongst the Gyotaku.



PEREC BOOKSHELF SYSTEM (with carles muro)

Until now, the best shelving systems on the market have largely addressed issues of versatility, load-bearing, assembly etc. When a generic shelf is used for storing books, it performs well either when completely full - not one book can be added or removed- or when it is supplemented with a number of bookends. Otherwise the books lose balance, fall to one side and eventually become damaged. We propose a shelf specifically thought for books; A bookshelf that takes advantage of the weight of the books to achieve a permanent state of equilibrium, regardless of the number of books sitting on the shelf: a living bookshelg. We have simply introduced a small inclination to what traditionally has been the horizontal shelf. The horizontal displacement of the modules allows for the creation of an infinite number of mosaic-like patterns on the wall, as well as accomodating books of different sizes. We presented a series of variations based on the same geometric principle of which the first, PEREC, was produced by PuntMobles (http://www.puntmobles.es/).

A SOLUTION (THE END OF THE BOOKEND)

A SOLUTION (THE END OF THE BOOKEND)