Fluid Residuum is a site-specific material investigation into the overlooked and so-called “waste” materials produced in large volumes by the construction industry. In collaboration with the local gravel company BEER SA in Rabius-Switzerland, we have been exploring alternative uses for gravel quarry silt which is usually used as landfilling material.
Ocean Articulated is a geomorphological investigation into material cycles. It delves into the origins of materials, from the remnants of ancient oceans, and examines how those materials are used today. With this appreciation a new material has been developed as a result of the reaction between dissolved salt and a combination of natural binder and sand.
Gypsum Act is a process oriented material investigation into material properties and fabrication process of gypsum. An experimental way of shaping the material has been studied and as a result, empty space of the moving liquid gypsum is revealed. The form evolves out of the specific conditions and capabilities of gypsum, with contributions from the law of chance.
These handcrafted EIDOLA x VÉGÉTÉ vases were created in close collaboration with Studio Végété in Zurich. The limited series of ceramic vases are the result of an exploration through material, spatial and botanical relationships. (Photo by Studio Végété, 2020)
Porcelain has been known as the most prestigious type of pottery for its delicacy, strength, translucency and its white colour. Porcelain reaches a molten-like consistency at high temperatures around 1250-1300 Celsius degrees during firing, and the project Porcelain Deformation has undertaken to explore the possibilities of this material behavior.