Superstudio

The artwork of Space Blanket’s LP “ΚΑΛΕΜΙ” (Kalémi) is inspired by “Superstudio”, an Italian architecture collective, which was a major part of the Radical architecture movement of the late 1960s. Some 30 years ago, Superstudio proposed a gridded superstructure that would wrap around the world. Eventually, “this structure, Il Monumento Continuo, would cover the entire surface of the planet, leaving the Earth as featureless as the smoothest desert, or, more to the point, as a wilfully low-brow, suburban-style western city.

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Borrowing this approach, Jola 818 & G.Vic from Untitled-1 made an entirely aspirational mega-structure of similar shape to match the sound-scape of Space Blanket and suggest a different planet altogether, where apes are coming out of their caves, riding all the big waves, feeding the hunger with pain, praying in silence. Whether a comment on our way of living or simply a product of fantasy it’s a solid attempt to express what “Kalemi” sonically stands for. Ιnspired by the idea, Space Blanket produced a series of 3D renders.

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