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From the series Oddityviz

Reference

cf2edf3c

Year

2017

Medium

Drawings & Works on Paper , Design , Multiples

Size

70 x 100 cm
27.56 x 39 in

Price

122,00 €

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  • About the work

The core of the art project is ten 12″ discs. Each one of them deconstructs the track by Dawid Bowie Space Oddity in a different way: melodies, harmonies, lyrics, structure and history are transformed into fascinating visual systems.
Recorded at Trident Studios in London, Space Oddity relates the story of an astronaut thrown into space who leaves his rocket and plunges into the void, without returning. The title is inspired by Kubrick’s 2001 film: A Space Odyssey and its publication was programmed to coincide with the Apollo 11 mission launched on 20 July 1969. The protagonist of the song, Major Tom, sometimes has a mocking tone and for this reason the BBC refused to play it until the return of the astronauts of Apollo 11.
However, the story of this astronaut who faces a loss of control, to embrace the vastness of the Universe, goes beyond the context of the late sixties. In fact, the emotional depth and evocative powers of the song have grown with the passing of generations reaching millions of people.
Space Oddity was his first success in the Top 20 USA and reached first place in November 1975.

2017
The Book of Circle. Manuel Lima, Princeton Architectural Press

2016
Data Visualisation: A Handbook for Data Driven Design. Andy Kirk, SAGE Publications.

2015
Infographic Design in Media. Images Publishing Group

2014
The Best American Infographics. Houghton Mifflin
Infographics — Designing & Visualizing Data. Sandu Publishing
Amazing Layout Design. Dopress Books

2013
The Infographic History of the World. James Ball & Valentina D'Efilippo, HarperCollins Publishers


About the Artist

Vercelli, Italy

D'Efilippo is a London-based Information designer and the co-author of the award-winning book The Infographic History of the World and the infographic Poppy Field, which displays the wars of the last century, is part of the permanent collection of the Weltmuseum in Vienna.
Pursuing imaginative and compelling visual outcomes, often aimed to visualise data and distill complexity, her work takes many forms – from theatre production and exhibitions, to editorial content and interactive platforms.
Thanks to her work and research, she has been awarded several times at the international level and brings her experience in the field of education, collaborating with various universities and organizations such as The Guardian, for which she conducts Masterclasses.
Wild Mazzini has chosen Valentina D’Efilippo for the project Oddity Viz, awarded with silver in 2017 at the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, in the Arts category.


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Turin, Via Mazzini 33

Wild Mazzini is an art gallery in Turin founded by Clement Adami, Federica Biasio and Davide Fuschi in 2018, with the aim of promoting artists who use information design languages and techniques to create pieces that generate a synthesis between complexity and creativity. The gallery collaborates with both emerging and well known artists, respecting their a...

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