Tom Barbagli, lives and works in Nice.
A graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Design, he explores the connections and fractures between the worlds of design and art, campaigning to remove the edges and limits.
He engages in singular experiments, deviating the laws of physics with as many utilitarian materials (motors, light-emitting diodes, hard disks) as natural materials (beeswax, solid wood, minerals). The ingenuity of the mechanical assemblies then creates dreamlike objects or immersive installations, related to micro-phenomena.
Thus the objects he makes transmit inelegible cognitive data on the functioning of consciousness and the surrounding world. And well beyond visual perception, they lead to awakening… awakening of the senses, awakening of consciousness.