(Typo)graphics  > DROPINA_RED TENT

autumn 2021 - autumn 2022
Salon 13, femaleness festival
wood, balloon silk, fiberglass, aluminium
marCo Koeppel, NEO architektur
ARTENNE, Nenzing

..last autumn 2021, when i organized the KREISSAAL at Magazin 4 in Bregenz, i also invited a few women from SALON13 to join me in the circle – an association for the cultivation of femininity in men and women. i read about them just some days before and became curious – how do you cultivate that?

When they introduced themselves to the circle, they did so via a small red tent. They told us that this tent was the central space in the annual festival of femininity, and that they wanted to develop a bigger one for it in the – hopefully not far – future.


i thought of DROPONE, which i had developed with Teresa Alonso Novo and marCo Koeppel about 20 years ago, and which is now in the Cittadellarte in Biella.
So i spontaneously proposed a red, blood red, larger drop tent. The women liked the idea, Teresa and marCO as well, and so recently, after we were able to bring a crowdfunding to a successful conclusion, we presented DROPINA, the realized tent – as we call the red sister of DROPONE – on the platform for art and culture ARTENNE.


Instead of being a buggy dependent drop, like the Dropone, that can’t stand on its own, Dropina is an independent, free-standing structure. For the crowdfunding, I designed several “rewards”, a poster, a postcard set and a t-shirt. And i was happy to collaborate one again with marCo / NEO architecture!


< image 01-04  structure studies marCo / NEO architecture

< image 05  Poster (crowdfunding reward)

< image 06, 07, 08  Postcard Set (crowdfunding reward)

< image 09  T-Shirt (crowdfunding reward)

< image 10, 11  model 1:20

< image 12, 13  during the sewing process

< image 14, 15  first test setup

< image 16  first test setup almost done

< image 17 first test setup, inside

< image 18 1st public presentation ARTENNE, Nenzing

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< image 20 1st public presentation, inside