Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念
Concept of artwork 設計理念:
The vessels of the series Mechanical Craft are the result of explorations within the topics Handmade and Craft, as well as our perception of those terms and their relation to digital tools and new technology. Those objects were mainly made by a machine. So can we perceive them as something crafted or even handmade? Are we able to bestow the same cultural value on them as we normally would on traditionally crafted goods?
16 - 31 cm
500 - 900 g
They are made of porcelain and built with a generative tool and shaped by a 3d printer and human hands. As vessels, they fall in line with a continuous history of ceramic objects, within which they can be related and compared to each other. The unusual surface was created using the displacement of material to create a structure that only the 3d printer can produce.
向勇 Yong Xiang
Professor of School of Arts, Peking University
Vice Dean of Institute for Cultural Industries, Peking University
Senior Tutor Research of Royal College of Art
Former Director of Porzellanikon
Staatliches Museum für Porzellan
Director of the Ceramic Research Center in Hongik University