Ball, Ralph (2015) Provisional Yes. [Art/Design Item]
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
Provisional Yes is a literal and metaphorical engagement of both rudimentary pragmatics and creative strategy.
Improvised furniture exploring alternative use, regeneration and deployment of apparently redundant or un-needed artifacts and products. The exploration extends beyond simple relocation of same function and second hand redeployment to consider unorthodox reincarnation and metaphorical, conceptual and poetic potential.
Provisional Yes accommodates enhancement. Pushing beyond pragmatic adhoc to poetic adhoc.
The methodology proposes a visual audit centred on evaluation of attributes and potentialities. Objects are grouped and regrouped in differing taxonomies, weight, sharpness, light emission, containment, hardness, flexibility and so on emerging from the audit process. It aims to find and deploy varied, new, overlooked, unexpected juxtapositions and functionalities.
Stuff, the 2015 MA Industrial Design (MAID) degree show, provided a first manifestation of Provisional Yes strategy. Orange coloured studio chairs, normally cleared and stored are redeployed. Co-opted in the exhibition display they are stored in plain sight. Functionally re-employed, visually reframed the pragmatic stuff of the everyday studio becomes theatrical stuff and the exhibition's visual signature.
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|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||recycling, up-cycling, visual rhetoric, Poetic Design|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins|
|Date:||23 June 2015|
|Related Websites:||http://studioball.co.uk, http://stuffwemaid.com|
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|Material/Media:||Any available possibility|
|Measurements or Duration of item:||Any available possibility|
|Date Deposited:||06 Nov 2015 17:03|
|Last Modified:||07 Dec 2015 18:34|
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