ANTAGONISTA


June 2014: The work ANTAGONISTA is based on cultural studies and the scientific reflection of the opponent/ the antagonist. Theoretical reflections lead into a catalogue of principles and into abstract design parameters, e.g. order and chaos, duality and bipolarity, brightness and darkness, good and bad, surface and vacancy, obsessive attachment, equality and otherness. Those parameters are articulated in the composition of materials (stainless steel and wooden threads, dipped into acrylic liquids, are totally different in their materiality and nevertheless are attached to each other) as well as in the repetition of the manufacturing process and thereby implement the characteristics mentioned above: Threads are spanned, dipped and by solidifying they build up a corpus distinguished by vacancies and plots. Subsequently out of the 2-dimensional basic form 3-dimensional objects are created, who do obviously vary in their appearance and who seem to be placed like a shadow on the body. The white chain made of ceramic is created by similar manufacturing processing: Threads are spanned above wires and dipped into liquid ceramic. Because of the diminution of the ceramic in the moment of desiccation and burning the basic form is burst up and coral-like, small components are “born”. The result of this project is a fascinating collection characterized by a great variety of shapes as well as by extraordinary dynamics in processing and new material assemblies.    

ANTAGONISTA