With an intervention made of plastic waste of different sizes, compositions, types and origins, the designer Rodrigo Alonso, will be in charge of the creation of the welcoming tunnel to Ch.ACO -11. We talked with him about this intervention and his link with art.
By Ch.ACO Team
Rodrigo Alonso, designer
Which place in Santiago connects you with design?
“I wouldn’t say Santiago. In general my connection with design is habitual and almost with anything. I’ve stopped thinking about design just as an aesthetic or beautifier action, design is to resolve all types of problems (...) from a lame table, a poorly made or well made chair or a color that I don’t like, in each of this daily things, I find something possible to design”.
¿Which is the relation between design and art?
“Design has many tools (...) not just geometrical, practical or functional, but also everything can be read between lines. It’s not completely scientific, geometric or engineering, is also a discipline which has a huge contribution from art and all its sensibility”.
"I believe in mix disciplines and don’t keep with you already know as a only rule, therefore, is always take a risks, if you don’t take a risk you won’t able to know how far you can go”
What inspires you?
“Finding solutions with new materials inspires me. When something doesn’t have a solution to go against it, to innovate. Innovate, challenging the system, being always breaking the rules in order to design, not just within something aesthetic, but within something can induce a new way of life and improve the quality of it”.
If you have to define your work in one word, what would it be?
“I would define as risk (...) I believe in mix disciplines and don’t keep with you already know as a only rule, therefore, is always take a risks, if you don’t take a risk you won’t able to know how far you can go”.
Art can be a great question about the society we live, about environment and the reality we have today, and Ch.ACO is achieving answer it through the years.
What means Ch.ACO for you?
“For me, Ch.ACO means the first contemporary art fair and after of it come others fairs. Art can be a great question about the society we live, about environment and the reality we have today, and Ch.ACO is achieving answer it through the years.
Rodrigo Alonso (Santiago, 1971), he is a graphic designer with experience in publicity. He has widely worked with waste materials, recycling process, energy saving, reduction of productive costs and social projects. Much of his work address projects about environmental investigation and manufacture process, according to maximize profits and reduce the environmental damage.