Ball, Ralph (2014) Cantilever. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
Chair artifact extending ongoing series of visual observations and contemplations on modernism, post modernism and contemporary design culture.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
I define my research activity as critical design practice. My research draws on rhetorical themes and axioms specific to Modernism, Postmodernism and contemporary design. This research is articulated through the generation and realisation of artifacts, which investigate, illuminate and question design culture. I call this activity 'Design Poetics.' Design Poetics forms an experimental, continuously evolving series of objects and collections, which act as commentaries and contemplations on the culture of Modernism, Postmodernism and contemporary design. The work specifically rejects the discrete distinctions of Art, Craft and Design. It explores the conceptual, provocative and lyrical possibilities of the spaces in between. Drawing on rhetorical themes and axioms specific to Modernism and design culture (Form follows Function, Less is More, Decoration and Crime, Transparency, Multi-function etc) object typologies and generic forms characteristic of the modern furniture/lighting genre are re-examined. These rational and reductive axioms are co-opted to endorse paradox and legitimize the invention of formal incongruities, rational irrationalities or poetic transgressions. Ironic iconics: the pieces are self consciously introspective and are made to reflect upon themselves and the culture that supports them.
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||Poetic Design, Critical Design|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins|
|Date:||7 April 2014|
|Material/Media:||chrome steel tube, timber frame and woven cane|
|Measurements or Duration of item:||1200w x 450d x 900h mms|
|Date Deposited:||07 Oct 2015 09:05|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2015 09:10|
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