The flame surrounds and shapes me, I flow and rest where she’ll let me. I know our work will never be done. I watch her, I love [ ... ]
During my residency at the Student Hotel, I experimented with glass gears. Deforming and pulling the gears out of proportion, and creating organic cylinder-shaped gears. These gears were showcased in a 24/7 window exhibit alongside my experiments with trapping and mixing different liquids and my blindly ambitious project to make a glass piston engine.
.. many elements have not yet been cast into a fixed form. Thinking about this exhibition will probably have its affects in my presentation in a physical space af well.
I recently started using the GIM software. This software was developed by COMPMECH Research Group with the aim of approaching the difficulties commonly encountered in facing kinematic analysis of mechanisms. With the help of GIM, I can make prototypes faster, a growing collection of prototypes can be found by clicking the #prototype.
Sometimes the most beautiful things are born in the midst of sleepless nights and worries.
When will wonders cease, we may justly enquire, When we see a Glass Engine, complete and entire… Incredulity starts, in most utter surprise, We can hardly believe the plain sight of our eyes… The steam from the boilers sends life to the heart, And life it goes bounding throughout every part.
Exploring traditional separate domains such as programming and glass blowing allows me to take the best of different worlds to create unexpected shapes. A promising sparkle. The combination of craft and technology creates crossovers, hybrid shapes, and new possibilities. My research places “motion sensor”, “laser cutting” and “3D printing” comfortably next to “burner” and “annealing furnace”.
[...] I have increasingly come to see the interaction between me and the work as a performance, in which the machine is the performer and I the assistant. As a person, I am not the lead act because the performative actions do not necessarily have to be performed by me. During the International Film Festival, I wrote instructions so that someone else could switch on and correct Testinstallation Cognizant. The instructions felt like a poem that became part of my work.