Blanks in Between

23rd September 2013

By far my most favourite exhibit during LDF was the Blanks in Between from a collective of ex RCA graduates - a collection of friends, colleagues and just some of my favourite London designers it was a pleasure to see their work coming together as part of the workshop for Potential design.

Exploring the space between a material and a product and the potential for an object to be something whilst at the same time being nothing, the Blanks in Between opens dialogue for the hidden side of material culture and poses questions about what something can be.

Kieren Jones suggested a future whereby architectural structures could be cast from erupting Volcanoes exploring the future of manufacturing and the hidden potential of the earths resources.

Study O Portable played with contradictory materials such as wax and bronze and marble and pulpwood for their Hammer Shapes. A reflection on the earliest distinction between a rock and a hammer they pose questions about materials and objects questioning when a material becomes an object and vice a versa.

Not only looking beautiful, but also filling the empty space with the smell of Chinese 5 spice, Keith Harrison's Wreath _ Hide something, Change something, fill the gap exhibit consisted of light bulbs coated with Chinese 5 spice and porcelain slip. When turned on the lights gave off a warm smell reminiscent of the exhibits location which was the first Chinese Take away restaurant in the UK.

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