»The Cut In« is a duo project formed by an artist, Saverio Tonoli, and a designer, Nona Schmidt, from Berlin.
Between Art and Design – collage is a common topic between the work of the two of them. They paint, cut and compose their images using analogue and digital techniques as part of their creative procedures.
This project investigates glass and its possibilities, not only as a material but as a medium to explore colours, forms and structures.
»Cut In« reinterprets traditional leaded windows and their immersive quality by juxtaposing different layers of coloured glass and integrating the glass collages in the architecture.
»Cut In« are in fact thought to be installed in the space, where transparent and coloured glass shapes blends, overlap and transform themselves under the intervention of light.
A starting point of the project has been the exploration of colours, discovering combinations of harmonic and disharmonic colours in relation with Runge’s theory of colours.
The collages are made out of one painted image on glass. Through different breaking techniques which they call the »Bruchtest«, the painted image is exposed to an unknown factor creating new situations to work with and finally arranged and repainted into one single piece.