Thursday, March 22, 2012
“They seemed to fill with air, ALMOST like they were made out of paper.” Morta Griskeviciute
Supplies the spark that
ignites the air/fuel mi
xture so that com
for the w
hole to work properly.
A hand tool consisting of a handle with a head of metal or other heavy rigid material that is attached at a right angle, used for striking or pounding.
Regulates, directs and
controls the flow of a
fluid by opening, closi
ng, or partially obstru
cting various passage
ways. The intake and
exhaust open at the pr
oper time to let in air
and fuel and to let out
exhaust. Both are clo
sed during compress
ion and combustion
so it is sealed.
A small open container, usually with a flat bottom and a handle, used for drinking.
Pushed by the
pressure of the
A thin toothed strip, as of plastic, used to smooth, arrange, or fasten the hair.
The space in which 33
-93 travels. Arranged
accordingly in a bank
typically cast from alu
minum or cast iron be
fore receiving precision
work. It may be sleeved
A printed or written literary work.
Conversation with niels –
Monday, March 5, 2012
As part of the final exams and graduation show 2011, the Jewelry department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie “Het Sieraad” published a wonderful triptych.
A successful effort to put the work of the 8 graduating students in broader perspective.
This triptych consists out of 3 layers in which the students present
1] their visual inspiration material, 2] parts of their theses in relation to the works, 3] the works itself.
The whole publication is beautifully designed by Anna Hennerdal a graduation student of Graphic Design herself. She managed in a very effective way to visualize these layers and their interrelationships. Most intriguing in this publication is the transformation of all the material through the miraculous technique of cyclo-style printing [x] causing an unique visual interpretation.
a feel of the field / research & inspiration / final pieces
page 2 - 3 : chapter 1 / a feel of the field / index - Boris de Beijer
page 8 - 9 : chapter 2 / research & inspiration / Benedikt Fischer - Catherine Doyle
page 12 - 13 : chapter 3 / final pieces / Nhat-Vu Dang - Marina Elenskaya
The 40 page publiation “1-2-3 Jewel” of which 200 copies were printed can be bought for € 25 at the Jewelry department or can be downloaded as pdf below.
download thesis: 1-2-3 Jewel”
Thursday, March 1, 2012
As part of the Foundation Years design-research project “New Energy in Design” based on the 2012 Boymans van Beuningen exhibit, Marie Ilse Bourlanges and Elena Khurtova were invited to present their work and research. As a sequel to an earlier presentation in the program 3 year ago [x], the development in their work over the years and the ambivalent state of design versus art presented the clear and inspiring ‘new energy’ in their work
E/merging patterns, challenges the Normativity of systems: a care for order, from which one can’t withhold (social, cellular or temporal system), and provides an access to an aesthetic of cancer, ‘beyond well and ill’.
The artists study the grouping of cells that emerge as a new system within a normal ‘baseline’ system. By applying the behavior of cancer cells (uncontrolled growth and invasion) as design parameters, Khurtova and Bourlanges offer an experience of the body that begins where the usefulness of healthy bodies ends.
The work consists of a series of 5 bone china cast objects, and depicts a flat garment pattern, in order to give a dry representation of the body. The flat surfaces are distorted with extruded patterns, relating to different organs or inner body systems. Those patterns are generated from detailed 3D mapping of tumor growth, by the use of algorithmic software implementing uncontrolled growth parameters. The obtained structures are manufactured by CNC milling machine, in order to produce mother-molds for plaster molding and precise slip-casting.
Realized at the EKWC, this project merges the material sensitivity of ceramics and the precision of CAD/CAM technology.
5 pieces – 28 x 62 cm – Bone China (ceramics)