Pecha Kucha

The first day back involved a pecha kucha presentation of our ideal object, the project was called Gesamtkunstwerk project.  this involved a presentation of 15 slides, each slide stayed on the screen for 20 seconds then moving on which in total made the presentation 4 minutes long. there was no text aloud, just the visual aids and my self talking about the objects i had chosen. 

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Marcel Duchamp- Fountain 1917-1964. Taken a ordinary and functional object that is overlooked and placed in in a gallery for a  visual and contextual purpose. He was the first to blur the lines of functional and aesthetic

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Barbara Hepworth- Not overly contextual, her works more based on the physical object and its presence within a space.Material,  Process,  shape,  form,  colour,  proportions

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Richard Serra, Matter of time. Cortan steel, protective rust, Scale, engineering used to manufacture and create balanced pieces of metal. How the huge torques and ellipses effect you’re spacial awareness of the room and your perception of walking straight.

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John Lewis dinner set. Gold, colour story, shape, innovative basket although the function of said basket is questionable. Stands out aesthetically but still very functionable.

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Copper mug, tk maxx, Pure copper mug looks fantastic however a very good conductor so not suitable for hot drinks and tends to tarnish.

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Julian Stair & Simone Ten Hompel, collaboration between a ceramacist and silversmith which they “ re nature” the vessel and balanced and minimal combination of ceramic and metal

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Young-I Kim, emotional connection. Showing copper in different ways by enhancing it with enamel and gold leaf, minimal form allows the glow to contribute equally as the shape and material.

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Ladies and gentleman studios. Brass and copper lighting. Minimal lines exposed and frame the light bulb. Incorporating it in the design but not hiding any of the components that create the light. Honest design, nothing hidden.

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Norwegian design company- Tent 2 years ago catalogue picture. lighting that helps improve air quality by introducing plants. Aesthetic and functional.

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Forge.Craft in the bay. Nils hint. Forged iron, ready made tool, and gilding. Gradient from shiny gold and new to used old with history a story. Balance, Colours, mediums, History

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Forge. Craft in the bay. Christian Vaughan Jones. Forged steel and limestone. Using different material that reach completely differently to force. Resistance and capturing the moment of impact.

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New designers. The use of 3 traditional materials used in a innovative way to re create a common object into something more visually appealing and expensive. An object that could be useful but also looks good.

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New designers. Anthony Milton. Kintsuki. Gold played wire. Historical vale i may look in to. Visual effect of the delicate and natural form of the gold lines.

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Visiting New Designers 2017

I had never previously visited New Designers but had heard from previous students and tutors about the show, but have never been able to go. I understood it to be a graduate show where art students were able to display their work to reps of large and small brands over the space of two weeks. However I did not expect the quantity of textile students to dominate the space. However during the second week is very design based where the majority of product designers display their work. From discussion i have had most Makers have gone with the first week where contemporary applied art show. As makers we fall across many disciplines and i can see how it can be difficult to decided when to show. A draw back of new designer is the price. It is incredibly expensive to organise the show and to to stay in London.

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I appreciate all areas and mediums of art and design. However certain mediums appeal to me more than others. I found there were some brilliant patterns, colours and concepts but we walked through the textile area relatively quickly. After a few trips round we finally found the more 3D based work, which was hidden away in the side rooms… we decided to visit the recently graduated makers. I was a bit shocked at the size of the space for their money and how easy it was to just walk straight past them. Although i think they did well considering their space, it did make me re think about whether new designs would be worth it. I’ve heard mixed reviews from tutors and graduates. Some were able to network, some received job offers, commissions and some got nothing. Although id argue that going through the process of applying for a show, curating, travelling with work, working on social skills and networking. As helpful as these skills are it can be a bit dis-heartening to not receive any offers when potentially your peers are.

I was able to talk to a Graduate from Essex school of art who made an interesting form based on cracks of a bowl for a kintsugi style piece. The pieces were made from gold plated wire that followed the cracks of a cracked bowl. They had an ethereal presence, a thin cold form just floating on a shelf. they were beautiful in their iridescence and simplicity.

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The artists was a graduate called Anthony Milton, who i spoke all about his work and my future ideas from my graduate show. He suggested i try PMC as a substitute from pouring bronze as it is a clay and metal based substance. Thanks to this i now have him on Instagram where we follow each others professional blog on the process of our practices.

Here are some other photos from objects that stood out to me.

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