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A Perfunctory Affair

2019, Bookcase
Polished Stainless Steel, Powdercoated Steel, Magnets

The elemental, almost perfunctory gesture of putting two or more as-found elements together to create an abstract but usable tool, a tool to dine, a tool to sit to display to rest and so on.

Basic common geometric notions such as resting, stacking, rolling result in improvised articulation exercises, in juxtapositions of seemingly polar materials, in an illusional childlike engineered art piece.

A conceptual idea lives in the act of making and not in the end result, as the idea becomes the machine that makes the art in the notion of Sol leWitt’s instructional drawings.

By delegating the actual production of the idea to others, the exhibition piece turns into an improvisational act as he or she who performs the production has the full control in assigning a material, a shape or volume, a layout or an alternative use, further extending a concept into personal variations.

The visual outcome is a snapshot, a random freeze of a moment in a certain line of thought that resulted after a series of decisions as a response to a particular context – physical or cultural – followed by a repetition of unique improvisational acts.

 

#1. The act of making a bookcase

Place one or more steel tubes of choice on the ground. Rest a steel plate on, in the orientation of preference. Repeat by stacking vertically.

#2. The act of making a dining table

Position the steel volume. Rest glass at any position extending outside of the volume perimeter. Stabilize using one or more column.

#3. Improvise

A Perfunctory Affair
A Perfunctory Affair
A Perfunctory Affair
A Perfunctory Affair
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A Perfunctory Affair
A Perfunctory Affair
2019, Bookcase
Polished Stainless Steel, Powdercoated Steel, Magnets

The elemental, almost perfunctory gesture of putting two or more as-found elements together to create an abstract but usable tool, a tool to dine, a tool to sit to display to rest and so on.

Basic common geometric notions such as resting, stacking, rolling result in improvised articulation exercises, in juxtapositions of seemingly polar materials, in an illusional childlike engineered art piece.

A conceptual idea lives in the act of making and not in the end result, as the idea becomes the machine that makes the art in the notion of Sol leWitt’s instructional drawings.

By delegating the actual production of the idea to others, the exhibition piece turns into an improvisational act as he or she who performs the production has the full control in assigning a material, a shape or volume, a layout or an alternative use, further extending a concept into personal variations.

The visual outcome is a snapshot, a random freeze of a moment in a certain line of thought that resulted after a series of decisions as a response to a particular context – physical or cultural – followed by a repetition of unique improvisational acts.

 

#1. The act of making a bookcase

Place one or more steel tubes of choice on the ground. Rest a steel plate on, in the orientation of preference. Repeat by stacking vertically.

#2. The act of making a dining table

Position the steel volume. Rest glass at any position extending outside of the volume perimeter. Stabilize using one or more column.

#3. Improvise

A Perfunctory Affair
A Perfunctory Affair
A Perfunctory Affair
A Perfunctory Affair