CAD

2018 - 2021
Ceramics, slip casting
Developed during studies at Shenkar Collage, Professor - Ravit Lezer
~ Terracotta Rave, Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, 2018 ~

 

In this project I looked into 3D CAD files in open source sharing communities online. I realised that many of the 3D objects that I found are functional; such as knobs, bolts, wheels and other daily objects. From these files I curated a library of objects. My choices aimed at objects that were new to me or just funny, weird looking or kitsch.

Using these files, computer modeling, 3d printing and slip casting, I created sculptures of different combinations, using the objects as “building blocks”. By changing their scale and merging them with other objects they transformed into one complete new composition.

In this work I wanted to lose some control over the design process by using “readymades”. This allowed me to explore a work process that isn't exclusively mine, but still is an original work by me as a designer, raising questions about who is the designer in an open source world and what is her role. The juxtaposition of terracotta with contemporary archetypal symbols and of ceramics and 3d printing links archeology and technology to create a conversation about material culture.

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Photography : Ori Shifrin Anavi