Skeith De Wine
ESA Topical Team
Final Frontier Design
Arthur Woods .
Trieste Constructivist Cabinet (Edvard Stepančič, Avgust Černigoj, Giorgio Carmelich, Josip Vlah), 1927, is a complex compilation and congenial summary of collective, universal intelligence in overcoming the last problematic planetary force – gravity. As Dragan Živadinov from postgravityart has written, “The Trieste Constructivist Cabinet is a structured artwork with many different functions. The central logic behind the Constructivist ambient is the working environment in which Constructivist groups work. In the Trieste Constructivist Cabinet, architecture as ambient and architecture as exhibit have come together. The Cabinet is also an extraordinary work of art because the artists built into the artwork a competitive stylistic formation, Suprematism, in a metaconstructive way. They transformed the productive energy of the work into supremate ‘pure functioning,’ which manifests itself in the ambient with a levitational construction.”
Constructivist Cabinet, 1927, Large-scale mixed installation. It was built only once in the pavilion of the Giardino Pubblico M. Tomasini in Trieste and there is only one black and white photograph of its original installation, published in the Tank avantgarde magazine, edited by Ferdinand Delak in 1927 in Ljubljana. The critic Willi Nuernberg wrote about the installation: “For the first time they have not tried to exhibit the objects, but they let them levitate from the ceiling on thin strings. With this the objects lost their earth bound gravity and with this, their spiritual moment was heightened.”
• Edvard Stepančič, Avgust Černigoj, Giorgio Carmelich, Josip Vlah, Trieste Constructivist Cabinet, 1927, Large-scale mixed installation. This is an image of the reconstruction of the room at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, Slovenia, based on the analysis of the black and white photographs and descriptions in media. Reconstructed by Dragan Živadinov, Miha Turšič, the Delak Institute, with the assistance of the Srednja Lesarska Šola Ljubljana.
• Edvard Stepančič, Avgust Černigoj, Giorgio Carmelich, Josip Vlah, Trieste Constructivist Cabinet, 1927, Large-scale mixed installation. This is a page from the architectural drawings that were created based on an analyzing the only existing image of the installation. A metallic reconstruction of the sculpture by Edvard Stepančič that is highlighted on this page was also flown on the first training parabolic flight of the Biomehanika Noordung series in August 1999.