A very special state of water, which we so beautifully call snow and which represents a unique matter, becomes the subject of a universal argument here:
Snow comes under the microscope but also under the "macroscope", is examined scientifically but also philosophically and artistically and immediately exceeds the few initial expectations with its amazing versatility.
It is not a finished project, but an ongoing observation that is given the title Alteration, which describes the ever-changing character of snow. Alteration is based on scientific evidence as well as personal observations and thoughts about snow, which has always played a central role in his life. In order to convey this content in an exciting way, different exhibits are created in which the information is processed and presented through a personal vision. Different media such as furniture, audio recordings, graphics and images are specially chosen and coordinated for the content to be conveyed.
These exhibits find their framework in Alteration, a specially conceived exhibition in which they communicate with each other but can still stand on their own. The aim is to question and change our own perception of snow. On the one hand, it is about showing the beauty and the special properties of the material; on the other hand, it is also about drawing attention to the threat posed by rising temperatures and its effects on snow and on people and the environment.
Thus, Alteration presents itself through its wide-ranging approaches as a homage to snow but also as a critical view of this special matter.
Fabio Bernardi is an interdisciplinary designer working with architecture, design and art. Born in 1998 in Sterzing, he currently lives and works in South Tyrol, Italy. After completing his studies in interior design in Bavaria, his work focuses intensively on the relationship between man and nature. This background gave rise to an investigation into the matter of snow, which in turn gave rise to the exhibition Alteration.