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27.05.2009
15:40

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“mudding”

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“breathing chair”

camouflaged plastic chair + cardboard+ urea + pressed air. no stylism, no confromism, no design egoism but transformation and basic research in hot sand.

 

 

 

 

“Mudding”

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27.05.2009
14:17

Lapse time

A few short impressions of my trips to Isreal, London, New York and Amsterdam .

Part 1

To see the studio of Tal Gur we crossed the desert to the Jordan valley, “mudded” in the Dead Sea and talked about design concepts in his kibbuz workshop on 46 degrees C, surrounded by mesh chairs, various urea materials, converted plastic bags, bamboo sticks, handmade rotation moulds and a noisy compressor who made a new design object “breathing”.

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In front of all the recent political circumstances, visualizing the threatening concrete wall, driving through corridors, passing check points, we enjoyed the open communication and the mutual appreciation.

The work of Tal Gur will enrich the exhibition concept.


15.04.2009
17:45

Tal Gur from Israel will become part of the show LAPSE IN TIME. A nearly unknown brave designer who touches new materials and alternative project thoughts for design projects beyond normal standards. It will be my next trip in May to see his studio and decide about his contribution for the exhibition in Lisboa.

 

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27.03.2009
19:18

SOUVENIRS OF CHINA

Two weeks excursion with students in China.

Again a time change, a physical but also a cultural one. A “Lapse in Time” in definite. Within one day we plunged into a new world of images,noice and smell. 

I organized a one week workshop project “Souvenirs of China” with 45 students from Germany and China searching for a new way of souvenir interpretation with less stereotypes, and kitschy repetitions. By mixing the diversified ethnics we reached more complexity and polarisation in communication and execution. Both factors led to controversial results and raised the “limit of pain”.

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TWO DAYS IN LISBOA

scouting for best venues in best company. Inspired by unusual temperatures. Winged by sublime exhibition sites. Left with melancholy

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