No one lives here

29th July 2013

For anyone that knows me or has been around me recently will know that I am particularly interested in the work of Sherry Turkle and her book Alone Together and the idea that we live in the real world, but that we have a parallel world that we also live in, but don't actually 'live' there. The web.

So I was really taken by the Atlas of the World Wide Web maps by Dafna Aizenberg's which maps varying aspects of the world wide web.

All the data shown in the atlas is real and was gathered from the internet and shows popular tweeting regions as well as popular web hosting areas.

Beautifully laid out from a graphics perspective it also puts emphasis on the reality that this virtual world exists in such a parallel way to the real world.








crochet

29th July 2013

I have a very nostalgic attachment to crochet - taking me back to my childhood in the 70's where its was 'chic' to hang your plants in crochet and macramé structures so I was very drawn to these beautiful and modern works of art from Sally England.

Working in large scale macramé she creates modern yet timeless pieces that show off the detailed knot work involved.







That is to say

17th July 2013

Recent graduate from Ceramics and Glass at the RCA, Lydia Hardwick's objects are strikingly beautiful mixing complex materials and paying homage to her interests in landscapes and lunar surfaces.

Pushing the boundaries of materials she mixes porcelain, Egyptian paste, stoneware and blackboard paint to name a few. She also mixes in paper pulp which consequently burns in the kiln leaving textural lunar like surfaces and revealing hidden layers.

Each piece is abstractly named such as with 'that is to say' and 'but you could' leaving the viewer curious and a little bit surprised.







Light Object 009

17th July 2013

Exploring light and colour blocking, lighting designer Naama Hofman has collaborated with textile designer Dikla Ben Ari on a series of lights made from Tyvek.

Each light is unique with the colour printed using a free hand technique ensuring no two lights are the same.

The colour is used to split the light graphically creating striking pieces of art work lights.









Making Gun's

15th July 2013

Materiologist James Shaw explores varying processes and materials upcycling through his projects 'Making Guns'.

'Making Guns; Plastic Extruding Gun' takes a cumbersome manufacturing process and turns it into a hand held process. Using recycled HDPE (a type of polymer) he has created a series of alchemic forms that celebrate the properties of the material.

Also part of the same series, Shaw has created a gun that sprays recycled paper fiber and a binder that mix in the air. Mixing colour as well to his formula he has re defined the notions of papier mâché creating ombre effects when sprayed onto wire frame structures that create solid forms.




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