My Graduation master thesis ‘UNLESS YOU REMOVE: Objects that ask for an action’ on show in the following events and venues:
- It has been exhibited at the show ‘Up Close, Wide Open’ in Eindhoven during Dutch Design Week 2012.
- It has been presented by Neutra Ediciones at ‘JustMad: Emerging Art Fair’ in Madrid from February 14th to 17th, 2013.
- It will be shown as part of the exhibition ‘Diseño a secas’ at the Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville on June 8th-9th, 2013.
“Usually creating an object involves the addition of material. In this project by Luis Gómez Barquín, it’s the other way around. It is all about removing the excess to slowly tailor it to individual preference. In ‘Unless you Remove’, he has applied this method to a chair and a rug, but stresses that the idea can be applied to almost anything. In the beginning, his chair is not a chair yet. It simply has the potential to become a chair. It is a cube made up of layer upon layer of thin perforated wood. Only by removing parts of the layers, does it slowly ‘degenerate’ into a chair. In the same way, Barquín’s blanket starts off as a heavy, inflexible, thick mound of woven textiles. By picking away at the cloth it is transformed into a functional blanket. This process has been designed to take time. Lots of time. Barquín believes that relatively simple, repetitive tasks have a healing effect. ‘People nowadays think too much. Every time you physically remove something from the object, it’s like getting rid of some mental clutter’, he says”.
Credits: this quoted text by Annemarie Hoeve; art direction of these two pictures by Petra Janssen; these two photographs by Femke Rijerman. All works © Luis Gómez-Barquín Lanne-Lenne. All rights reserved.
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