IMPROVISATION MACHINE / EXPERIMENTS #1

ANNIKA FRYE

Cómo de maravilloso sería tener una maquinita que nos permitiera crear todo tipo de geometrías? Pues con esta cosa es con la que Annika Frye juega.
El resultado son una piezas geométricas que, a primera vista parecen cerámicas, pero que en realidad son de yeso, que es menos pesado y, demás, seca y endurece con más rapidez.

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 A series of rotational moulded pieces was made in a experimental production setup. By using a self-made rotational moulding machine I can produce variation instead of repetition. The moulds were made from simple geometric patterns, the material is a special plaster that hardens within short time. I also added wooden parts and other materials. The hollow objects were cut in order to create a vase/dish/container. The Machine, for me, is more than just a tool: I designed the machine itself by using basic characteristics of a piece of furniture such as brass fittings, multiplex and steel tubes.

The first series of pieces compromises different items such as vases, containers and bowls. Each object is unique. Still, all objects are related to each other as all forms are based on an octagonal grid.

A polymer plaster is used as casting material. It hardens within 30 minutes. The objects are sanded from the outside, their inside is covered with varnish.

Some objects were cut with a saw in order to create a container or a vase. In this way, the top and the bottom of the vase/container/dish can be produced within a single mould.

At the first glance, the material resembles to ceramics, but the plaster is more lightweight. Also, wooden parts and other materials can be added.

vía Annika Frye

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