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As a concept, shadow can be interpreted in numerous ways. A shadow is the result of the interaction between light and object. It creates a third element, a spectrum, a silhouette of the object that lives in the dark, surrounded by light. Hence, it is often associated with the obscure, the unknown, the unconscious. A place within us, where memories and feelings, that we might not yet have access to, exist. 


A shadow also conveys the ideas of contrast and duality, as it can only exist in the presence of light and yet, its reality is defined by darkness. It is fluid and immaterial, but also well defined. Within this duality, it exists independently.


However, a balance of some sort is necessary for the creation of a shadow. If lights are coming from every direction, it has nowhere to exist. Meanwhile, with the absence of light a shadow can no longer exist and, therefore, becomes pure darkness.


Text by Anna


Thinking on how to express the concept in a concrete, but not so obvious way, Felipe decided to experiment with light and cellophane. When light hits a piece of cellophane, due to its translucent nature, it casts a complex and almost three-dimensional shadow, full of textures and nuances. This shadow is so visually rich and yet, somehow ambiguous, that it makes the actual image of the cellophane rather dull in comparison.

From a gastronomic perspective, a consommé - transparent and clear broth, full of flavour - could be seen as the shadow of the ingredients used; you can taste them, although they are not visible. For this recipe, Bia decided to infuse a classic Italian dish with Asian ingredients.

You can check the recipe here.



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