Lucca Biennale Cartasia



Remote Futures

In the very 1st edition of Lucca Biennale Cartasia, Artistic director Nicolas Bertoux experimented using paper and its by-products to design and build monumental installations for the first time. This desire to overcome boundaries resulted in the creation of the artwork Labyrinth, which represents the city of Lucca in a stylized way. The layout of the installation was created by tracing the city’s Ancient Roman urban layout, setting out the Cardo and Decumanus. The entire layout of the city was built around these two main streets and cut the installation vertically and horizontally, thus defining the positions and distances of all other elements. In the installation, the medieval towers, bell towers and roof terraces are recreated using paper bobbins as bricks, whereas the corrugated cardboard is used to recreate the contour of the ancient walls and alleys of Lucca’s historic center.