Mikros, AA. VV.
Mikros is an empty book to be filled, with approximatively 62 artists pictures spread over a simple grid.
For many of us, the Micro/Macro relationship has always been defined within very clear borders. We have always given a certain value to these dimensions, often recognising a supremacy of what is big compared to what is small.
The current pandemic and the resulting quarantine have forced us to re-evaluate everything and dismantle many of our certainties. A microorganism has indiscriminately infected millions of people, without distinction of nationality, sex or status. The world economies are almost set to zero and everybody is in lockdown to stop the virus spreading.
In a situation like this, we are almost obliged to value our time differently, as well as our gestures, the people who surround us and the meaning of community itself. The banality of everyday life, to which we gave such little importance or attention has become the only possible dimension. The micro environment in which we are forced to live each day has become a vital space in which to be, think, create, express our emotions.
Door factory decided to create MIKROS, which is not only a creative response to the confinement but in effect it wants to be an invitation to reflect on the concept of microcosm.