Started in the year
2000, Walden Zero is a transdisciplinary project of education
through art. Its objective is to create an environmental system
of automatic learning through the personal experience together
with artworks and cultural pieces, from the last centuries to
the electronic and cyber arts.
Walden Zero is based on the Luciana and Emanuel Dimas de Melo
Pimenta's collection. No piece of the collection was acquired
- Emanuel Pimenta is an architect, musician, photographer and artist,
and the collection, created with gifts by other artists, represent
the spirit of solidarity, friendship and exchange.
The only section of the collection not created by gifts is that
of old clocks and watches, received from Emanuel Pimenta's father,
who was a prominent inventor of time mechanisms and collector.
Walden Zero is also a project to expand the actions of the artists
represented in the collection in a worldwide scale.
Luciana and Emanuel Pimenta live in Locarno, Switzerland. Their
collection comprises non figurative contemporary art, from 1960s
to now; virtual architecture, from 1980s to now; old clocks and
watches, from 1630 to now; old maps, documents and engravings,
from 1386 to now; rare books, from 1608 to now; rare music recordings;
and rare experimental films.
Donations and gifts are accepted, in the spirit of the collection.
The works presently showed here represent only a small fraction
of the collection.