Saturday, 2 December 2017
Thursday, 30 November 2017
These are part of a series of stools called 'Strata' designed by Hayoung Lee, created using reclaimed materials and flexible polyurethane foam. The stools have a diagonally concave top to gently support the body. Strata were inspired by geological forms.
"Each stool has a soft and squishy top, as well as an individual bottom with unique ingredients in stratum. In view of my belief in furniture ‘Alive’— "My furniture is an avatar of me. It records my traces and memories”— the layers of materials were collected from my surroundings, such as used clothes from the wardrobe, studio disposals, and kitchen materials. ‘Everyday objects’ that we use and discard everyday record every moment of our lives that also allow us to track our lives. Therefore these collected materials are subject to being upcycled in a greater use of furniture by piling up like the strata, an index of the history of nature." Hayoung Lee
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
Vanessa Fernandez's work is exploring new ways of working with CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines. She is challenge the limits of what is possible to do within the rigid operative standard, by adding a component of random movement to achieve unexpected results. Deviating from the clean, precise, linear, controlled work that is usually created with CNC and inciting some unexpected creativity. Vanessa is a student at the University of Gothenburg.
"The concept behind this work is a positioning against systems of power and absolute control, which in a variety of forms numb societies, diminish agency and freedom of expression by hindering alternative ways of action. The ultimate objective of the project is to raise awareness about these conditions - hoping to invoke a sense of empowerment in the audience and boosting their courage to take action and change realities for the better. " Vanessa Fernandez