It doesn’t happen often that I wander into an exhibition space not knowing what’s on there. Though it happened this weekend, when I was wandering Flinders Lane and thought to visit Craft, even though I couldn’t for the life of me remember what was showing.
‘Electric‘ is showing and it was something of a revelation.
- Alterfact (Ben Landau and Lucile Sciallano) [website]
- Mark Edgoose [website]
- Douglas McManus
- Bin Dixon-Ward [website] with Jon Osbourne
Exhibition media: “Through a combination of artists, materials and ways of making Electric maps the collaboration of the handmade with digital technology. Crafted objects across metals, plastics, ceramics and textiles engage the body in participatory gallery experiences with installations referencing interaction, wearability and function.”
The exhibition may look sparse, but each of the four exhibits are amazing.
My favourite were the pieces by Alterfact (image above), which were 3D printed from Southern Ice Porcelain. Absolutely gorgeous! I wanted to take some home, but the ones I really wanted were all already sold. I especially liked the group that had some wiggly lines and were slightly wonky … as though they’ve been made from yarn that’s been worked and used and reused over and over again … perhaps the machine has a small kniption; they’re beautiful in their imperfection.
Make sure you read the exhibition page on Craft’s site, as it has a lot of detail from each artist.
There’s a lot to think about with the combination of technologies and making … it’s something I’ve been wondering about for a little while now, even though I haven’t quite figured out how I feel about it and what it means for ‘hand made’…
‘Electric‘ is at Craft until 3rd October 2015.