Axisweb has selected five artworks featuring contemporary artists who disrupt and recondsider desgin through their work: Hana Sakuma, Amanda Chambers, Andrew Revell, Helena Hamilton and Charlotte Burke
Hand built stoneware 'teabowls'
Spruce veneered Birch ply
Recently shown at Digital Design Weekend at the V&A Museum, London (2017). ‘The Butterflies’ is a work which transforms an overhead projector into a site specific, performative sound sculpture. All sounds originate live from within and around the machine - selection, manipulation and duration of sounds are made via interaction through live drawing. This repetitive, considered visual interaction stimulates sonic variations throughout the duration of the performance.
“To think is thus to test out.”
– Maurice Merleau Ponty
Our expectation is not always one that is correct and when questioned it provokes new ways of thinking and consideration of the world around us. Each play a role in how we experience the everyday object through a familiarity not registering the implicit constructs of form, colour, texture and ornamentation that act as conduits to engage us with of the object. However if these layers of content ,context and meaning are interrogated through a deconstruction in their reordering and in the process of reconstruction a new potential of the object can be revealed. The creative process is engaged and gives structure to a seemingly intuitive random response in arriving at new hybrids explored with the interplay of 2 and 3 dimension.
Published 20 October 2017