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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Joep van Lieshoup Exhibition 26th Sep. Rotterdam

He is an artist who lives and works in Rotterdam. He became known in early 80's after producing objects in bright coloured polyester. The material has become his trademark. His work is between art, architecture and design.

'Infernopolis' exhibition presented to me a dystopian world where polyester men are machines in a huge abandoned warehouse. Large scale playful sculptures which one can observe from inside out are imaginatively disturbing. The exhibition definitely made me wonder about my position in society. Luckily I visited before it closed, on the very last day. A massive turnout, fantastic seafood (prepared from army style mobile kitchen) and plenty of wine fuelled an already unique afternoon at the Heijplaat dockland location.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Cross Lab

Cross Lab is a one of the subject I study. It is about social media studies.

This was one of the first assignments. To design a ipad application.

My idea was rehab app for young party goers! My moodboard consists of drunken people outside of club.

I designed the visual look of the app. It has a options for Fist Aid to Treatment options. It was designed for rather playful purpose than as a serious application!

Schiedam project part 2

Here's different variations of the wonky cup.

Red terracotta clay was really bad quality, so I had to discard the idea. As you can see on the image, I tried to brush over the clay with red clay, but once it dried it cracked. I still quite like it, and I'm going to fire it anyway.

Schiedam project part 1

This was a project for Schiedam, which is a neighbor city just next to Rotterdam. We needed to design something for the mayor. A gift she could give away to the visitors of Schiedam.

Schiedam is famous for its arts and crafts, old windmills, Jenever production etc. Jenever museum inspired me.

I wanted to work on terracotta clay to produce a cup to drink the Jenever from. Originally the bottles were made of red terracotta and the drink is often drunk from transparent glass, with a stem. I didn't like the look of the glass. I wanted something more traditional.

I learned (not very well) to use throwing wheel. It is difficult but I really enjoyed it. It calms you down. Didn't work out, so I made a 2-part mold. Using liquid clay I produced simple cup, with a rounded bottom, so it would be wonky. I also used porcelain.