Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
The Wasteland project investigates the up cycling of industrial byproducts in the development of a collection of objects, which explores the borderline between artistic intention and materialistic innovation, in a context which might inspire people to reflect upon human impact on earth. As the global population increases so does the consumption of goods, and the creation of waste, which ends up in landfills where it runs the risk of polluting fresh groundwater and surrounding ecosystems. By incapsulating toxic byproducts in porcelain, glaze and glass, further contamination is avoided, through the firing process of 1280 ° C, natural matter burns away and unknown metals melts, forming a visual manifestation of its toxic nature. I hope to inspire society to observe the drastic over production of waste in a biogeo-sociological context. By questioning material innovation, my goal is to make a difference in how we perceive consumption and materiality in a human context. The Wasteland sculptures aim to demonstrate the threats and the potentials of waste materials, which modern infrastructure have generated in abundance.
Porcelain, Waste ashes, metall waste, glaze, glass, wood
All the objects have various sizes (including wood). The largest one is 150Hx30Wx30L cm, Blue slab, 100Hx48Wx30L and the combined Porcelain and glass sculpture is 60Hx50Ø cm. The wooden structure is an investigation between the relationship of form, where the podium is performing a reference to the making process of the ceramic rather than simply presenting an object.
高鵬 Peng Gao
FDC Director, Secretary-general of the FDC Academic Committee
Subject Leader Ceramics, Course Leader BA Ceramic Design,
Central Saint Martins
倫敦藝術大學 中央聖馬丁藝術與設計學院 陶瓷系主任〈譯〉
Director of the Ceramic Research Center in Hongik University
Creative Producer of British Ceramics Biennial