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- The Cube 30 meaning
- How was it made
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The Cube 30 meaning
The cube is to be considered as a place for reflection, full of symbols and meanings.
The spark that generated the idea was to read and hear about the 120,000 lives saved by Raoul Wallenberg.
We asked ourselves how many 120,000 lives, 120,000 people are? A number so large that it cannot be conceived except as a number. And yet those were people, saved by a simple ideal carried out by a single person, who could not accept to have the power to do good, and then not putting it into practice.
The concept portrait the cube walls completely covered by small lines. Each line represents a saved life, a person, a human being. Each line is different, as all human beings are different from each other, but in the grand scheme of things, we are all equal, like lines in an infinitely large pattern.
The main objective of the Cube 30 is to communicate the equality between all people, and at the same time to show how the way we treat other people makes the difference. Just as Raoul Wallenberg’s way of relating to people made the difference for those 120,000.
A tribute, therefore, to the one who inspired the event itself, but also a springboard for visitors to understand their potential, the good that comes from their decisions.
How was it made
For the construction of the cube we have been provided with the totality of the machines present in the mentorspace established by Inicio within the KTH headquarters (ST) of KTH. This makes use of 3D printers, laser cutting machines, circuit cutting machines, as well as work space and materials useful for manual processing such as tools, adhesive tapes and paper.
The aim of the project was to submerge the viewer’s mind in the huge number of 120,000 dark lines. To do this we decided to use different techniques.
For the front wall, we decided to use 3 mm thick plywood sheets, then laser-cut to be all 790 x 490 mm, except for some specific pieces that have to face obstacles on the cube wall. The wood slabs were first painted white, so that they were combined inside the cube which was in turn white, then carved in the right size and finally engraved with the pattern of lines.
The rest of the lines on the other walls were made with stencils, both with spray paint and with a roller. The imperfect result accentuates the profoundly different nature between the lines, which maintain their individuality, just like the people who are apt to represent: different, but basically equal.