Y for Young, 2007
plastic tent, 300 × 660 × 550cm
With Y for Young (2007) Laura Renna won the second edition of the Arnaldo Pomodoro Sculpture Prize (2008). The work was considered interesting starting from the title, in dialogue with the geometric structuring in the plan and with the problem to which it refers. The theme refers to the standardization and repetitiveness of the element in common use but used in a non-obvious way. Furthermore, the idea of the labyrinth is approached with equal creativity in the chromatic superposition, so as to reinterpret the elements of the structure as material for sculpture. The work also marks a step forward compared to the previous production of the same artist.
Y for Young is made with common fly-proof plastic curtains, hung from the ceiling with steel cables. The optical effect obtained by the multicolored striped design is enhanced by the slow oscillation of the sculpture as the spectator passes through it.
from: Premio Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro. Concorso Internazionale per Giovani Scultori. Seconda edizione, exhibition catalogue, Milano, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, 2008, pp. 31, 34.