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.