DESIGNING CRAFT, CRAFTING DESIGN
Royal College of Art (RCA) London / Werkraum Bregenzerwald / Diaméter
Following the premier at Vienna Design Week 2017 the exhibition Designing Craft, Crafting Design, a collaborative project of the Royal College of Art (RCA) London with Werkraum Bregenzerwald and the design collective diaméter will be presented by invitation of the Arts & Crafts Fair at the MKG – Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.
Reductions (Students, Apprentice, 15 People and more): EUR 5
The second Werkraumschau has products on show from various workshops of the Werkraum Bregenzerwald – among them several new members – in a spotlit scenario.
The Werkraumhaus designed by Peter Zumthor as a multi-functional building becomes the stage and the handicrafts the actors in a continually changing play of daylight and artificial light. Stage flood- and spotlights generate an immaterial and atmospheric architecture of light, mount the objects in the space, infuse life into their surfaces and forms, and trace a graphical shadowplay on the floor of the building.
“We do many things with our hands, touch people, play the piano, sewing clothes, lay rebar in formwork, grind flooring, clean ditches. Sometimes the prestige of´handmade objects is great. Sometimes the result of work performed with the hands is hardly worth mentioning or is not even visible. Artists, who paint, draw and give shape to things speak of the intuition of the hand, while manual labourers on the production line tell other stories.
In the exhibition titled “handmade” we want to use cinematic means to display an inventory of things that were made by hand. Without judging. In accompanying interviews craftsmen are invited to report