Supernova

by Roberto Behar & Rosario Marquardt (R&R Studios)

SUPERNOVA is an explosion of light and color that exudes optimism and hope. With origins in the sky, this radiant, polychromatic star contains 12 individual stars, jutting 40 feet in every direction. “It’s extraordinary and fantastic, but a familiar form,” says Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt. “It’s a mirage we can touch.”

The artists are interested in public pleasure: By day, SUPERNOVA offers shade and a meeting place—a fantastic, utopian and contemporary American green at Coachella. At night, it transforms into a shining star that changes colors and seduces its viewers. SUPERNOVA is a fantasy that becomes real, a symbol for all that’s possible and a personal memory of your experience at Coachella.

Supernova

Two years after their iconic Bésame Mucho installation at Coachella, R&R Studios returns to the festival, creating “imaginary solutions” for a better world. Their work weaves together visual arts, architecture, design and place, proposing encounters of stories and spaces that alternate between the political and the poetical, the quotidian and the fantastic, the real and the utopian. Artists and architects Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt have known each other since their childhood in Argentina, and both teach at the University of Miami School of Architecture. They founded R&R Studios to create spaces for public endeavor and pleasure, where there is empathy, optimism, and togetherness.

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