Passage in Emona presents a conceptual space in Ljubljana (Emona in the Roman age), where visitors can experience the sense of ritual as an active process. Passage in Emona works to shape a collective space where new meanings are created and visitors' gestures and behaviour become part of the installation.
As mediators between different worlds, black ceramics, smoked brass and wood-fired porcelain create a mystical passage leading into another dimension, while charcoal masks designed by visitors reflect traces of shared memories.
Passage is a research project on material behaviour as an interpretation of the evolution of human nature and the human spirit; an investigation of transformation as a ritual towards a new phase, a territory to rediscover, a consciousness to reawaken. Each piece is taken out of its current context and relocated to a new space, where time and use assume new connotations, and in the process become totems of memory.
Passage in Emona is an associated project of The 25th Biennial of Design, organised by MAO, Slovenia’s national Museum of Architecture and Design.