How would it be, if you sit on a stool and all your five senses are triggered? Recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Matthias Borowski designed a collection of candy-like objects, that can be used as seats and tables for his thesis, titled The Importance of the Obvious. Matthias Borowski is interested in the material quality and how each material potential could be put to use. The starting point of his thesis has been food and as he explains: "food, although itself a material, requires entirely different and often unique or experimental preparation methods." Similar to a chef Borowski needed to invent new orders, in order to translate the colours, textures, layering and expressions of the material characteristics of candies into the designs. His research and tests, for example, found that plastics can reconfigure different patterns of sweets and synthetic additives that go into confectionary when layered up. Further: "for the nougat object I used resin and wood, and for the layered candy I used transparent resin with colour pigments" explains the designer. Matthias Borowski forms with Stefanie Högl the design practice `kollektiv plus zwei´ which they formed during theirstudies at the HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Sophie von Maltzahn reports from Frankfurt
|Ingrid Hornef, Serie alia iacta est, 2013|
|Jin-Kyoung Huh, Linienbildnis 1 ñ 4, 2013|
It is some kind of an experiment: Art meets Poetry - Poetry meets Art. Well, the Frankfurt poetry club Dichtungsfans is not the first who had the idea to match these two, but why shouldn’t/ wouldn’t/ couldn’t you.... The project is undermined by the aesthetically movement of Concrete Art. Concrete Art shares some opinions with Malevitch’s separatism, but strongly pronounces its distinction from abstract art. It denies of having any abstracting character of the real world. Concrete art is mostly geometrically and calculated, colors are kept clear. In the year 1930 Theo van Doesberg published his manifest Art Concrete. The American artist Josef Albers can be counted as a patron for the following. But not only has the Concrete Art historical roots. Its tandem driver is the Concrete Poetry. Here the fathers are the author Eugen Gomringer as well as the poet Ernst Jandl who became famous for his spoken poetry (Sprechgedichte).
Anyway, the Dichtungsfans had gathered together in the exhibition and created bravely new stuff to share. Therefore, Thursday 12/12/2013, the atelier house „Eulengasse“ invites anybody to come and join from 7.30 pm (19:30 Uhr) onwards. This is expected to become more of a performance than a vernissage. Ludi incipiant.
Ausstellungsraum Eulengasse, Seckbacher Landstraße 16, Frankfurt-BornheimBy Sophie von Maltzahn