Arstist product by Diego Perrone
Manoplà is an artistic greeting. It is a black square which becomes a mask you wear or which contains things you care about. It provides warmth thanks to the fabric used, Soft Shell, which combines lightness, thermal insulation and comfort. The result of the most sophisticated research in the world of sportswear, its use of lycra and fleece makes it elastic, durable and water-repellent. manoplà has no seams thanks to the technique of "bonding", the thermal gluing of laser cut parts, one of the distinctive specializations of La Rocca srl, which offers aesthetic results and technical performance. The first run of manoplà is 100 copies, numbered and signed by the artist.
Diego Perrone (Italy, 1970), an artist of international renown, has exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2013, Manifesta in 2000, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Fondazione Trussardi in Milan, the MART of Trento, and at PS1 in New York. He is an interpreter of the contemporary condition, with a sensitivity ranging between lyricism and cynicism, matter and form, modernity and tradition, speed and slowness.
La Rocca srl, founded in 1959 and headed by Flavio Forlani, is based in Martinengo (Bergamo, Italy). It produces high-level sportswear and outdoor products. Initially a family business, production of sportswear for fashion brands began in the 80s: Paul & Shark, Ralph Lauren, and Griffin; the ski lines for Dior, Jil Sander, Marni and Michael Kors; sportswear for Valentino, Loro Piana, Fendi and Armani, for whom the uniform for the Sochi Winter Olympics were produced. La Rocca srl has always combined expertise and experience with innovation and technology.
Manoplà is a project by Contemporary Locus
concept Diego Perrone
production Flavio Forlani - La Rocca srl
curated by Paola Tognon
media project manager Elisa Bernardoni
project manager Francesca Ceccherini
press office / relationship Maddalena Bonicelli
assistants Sara Pesenti, Chiara Zanga
graphic design / packaging woodoostudio.com
video Marco Chiodi
music Claudio Chianura
photo Claudia Pippo
performers Francesca Gotti, Edoardo De Cobelli
host studio 341 Factory
thanks to Maurizio Grisa