In a metaphysical landscape, almost lunar, kept in a glass case, Nacho Carbonell, inspired by Italo Calvino ’s masterpiece ” The Invisible Cities ”, construct a stylized village that hides within it a mechanism archaic and mysterious.
At the opposite end 12 glass blocks composed of several layers of geological sections as interchangeable to represent the months of the year in turn facing the village .
At regular intervals the gimmick suddenly shoots against the glass block destroying it slowly , layer by layer, bullet for bullet , creating a cycle of continuous transformation of matter that unexpectedly becomes liquid and flows through the landscape.
Within this metaphorical microcosm Nacho Carbonell wants to show the time , abstract concept par excellence , in his hands becomes a tangible experience and amazing.
It’s a time as a constantly changing, aspiration, expectation a time that breaks our normal notions of measurement to get another .
What we are facing , the process in which we see constantly , takes on a metaphorical meaning clearly and at the same time takes the contours of a functional object , an unprecedented calendar metaphysical .
Panta Rei was first presented at Design Miami Art Basel, Miami in 2013.
Nacho Carbonell likes to see objects as living organisms, imagining them coming alive and being able to surprise you with their behaviour. He wants to create objects with his hands, then he can give them his personality. Nacho turns them into communicative objects that can arouse one’s sensations and imagination. What he wants to create are objects with a fictional or fantasy element, that allow you to escape everyday life.