Artificialisation, simultaneity, dynamism, evanescene, instability, dispersion: these are a few of the many variables that we today sense as characteristics associated with what we might call "conditions of our environment". These conditions of change are related to the transformation of new scenarios, but also to the transformations that may be glimpsed in behaviours sensitive to the current superposition and heterogeneity of social, cultral and spatial realities; conditions which allude to a diffuse and paradoxical time coexistences and interlinks, of relationships and alienations, of mixtures and slippages between the universal and the particular, the substantial and the anecdotal, the domestic and the collective, the local and the global- between the routine and the extraordinary, in sum- that trends increasingly to articulate situations and experiences, inherent and removed, and to which contribute decisively the prominent role of the new technologies, informatics and telematics, and of the realms of movement and communication, in current life at work and in home.
Events Produced in situations of collision and displacement. Of crossing and intersection. Criss-Crossing
via the metropolis dictionary of advanced architecture

21 January 2011

Jewellery Beyond Tradition / Digital Craft Exhibition

Jewellery Beyond Tradition / Digital Craft Exhibition

This Exhibition was the very first Curatorial/Exhibition design I did. It was a good experience about " How Gravity change your Design?". All the details I worked on 3D programs on computers were changed on the application process. The main theme of the exhibition was "The Digital Craft". It can be described as a "computed" way of design and manufacturing. The pieces were curated by Dear Professor SEZGIN AKAN. The concept of the chosen pieces were the pieces which can transform from the second dimension to the third dimension or simply 2D to 3D.

This idea made me to start with the most simple shape which is transformable from 2D to 3D. The result was The Mobius.
There is more information about the designing process of the exhibition in the previous posts.

The way Nuri Iyem chose to look or imagine the Village women and men is beyond a figurative interpretation of that village life. The way an Iyem village woman looks is very Parisian in a way. It is dauntless and unblushing. She looks into your eyes directly that the observer suddenly become observed. This contrast of the "look" and attitude is such a parallel issue to the contrast of Digital and Craft. The way An Iyem Village man wears a lazer cut earing is the best reflection of this undergoing theme.

01 September 2010

When paper whispers harsh

When Somebody says: Ornament is Crime

Ornament and Crime is an essay written in 1908 by the influential and self-consciously "modern" Austrian architect Adolf Loos under the German title Ornament und Verbrechen. It was under this challenging title that in 1913 the essay was translated intoEnglish: "The evolution of culture marches with the elimination of ornament from useful objects", Loos proclaimed, thus linking the optimistic sense of the linear and upward progress of cultures with the contemporary vogue for applying evolution to cultural contexts. (via wikipedia)

When it comes to architecture...

Who says Tangram is a GAME...


Lygia Clark, Caminhando, 1964 (Photograph: Beto Felicio)

When the question is; What is the most simple way to interpret a two dimensional form to a
three dimensional form, I would think about " cut- outs" and twisting . Cut- Outs are a mechanism of volumetric generation. Producing cuts and ruptures in the original shape manipulate the original form to another form. This digital crafted necklace is a consolidated process of 2d to 3d interpretation. I designed the digital crafted necklace and the exhibition itself as the Mobius Strip which is one of the most simple ways to produce a three dimensional form from a two dimensional strip. Basically starting with a simple long strip, twisting , connecting the two ends and cut outs for volumetric interpretations.

My very first styling work for photographing of the necklace-poster I've been designed for the digital craft exhibition. My dear friend Elif Karaelmas made me very happy by accepting to be the face of this project. I belive she could transform herself very well to whom I imagined. The Projects Photographer My dear friend Behrang kalkatehchi made a great job by shooting this awesome frames.

Imaginary Vogue