Soffitto - The Skin is an Extension of the Brain

by Margherita Soldati

3 Nov 2018

This exhibition is a collection of tactile installations inside the Mediamatic building that alter standard architectural elements in order to stimulate the sense of touch and to reflect on the behavior of the visitors within the space.


Margherita checking her installation Soffitto - Anisa Xhomaqi

The Skin is an Extension of the Brain

The work explores the relation that connects textile structure with the physical and social space by analyzing the boundaries between space, tactile perception, and textile surfaces. With these installations, Margherita is diving into new personal research on how to blur the line between the traditional function of surfaces and more stimulating encounters with our daily surroundings. 

Margherita Soldati 

A few years ago Margherita found herself obsessed by manipulating textiles to create organic and repetitive shapes. When she applied them on pillows and simple objects for patients suffering from mental diseases (Alzheimer's, Dementia), she was surprised to realize how they could benefit from being stimulated by textile patterns. Therefore she started wondering how she could integrate textile and tactile surfaces in our life: the natural next step was to embrace the flexibility and malleability of the material to imagine new possibilities to alter standard architectural elements.


Exhibition: The Skin is an Extension of the Brain
Open during the opening hours of our restaurant

Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam
The installation is located in our toilets on the ground floor of Mediamatic Biotoop.