Basic Bar – Ole Jensen
A basic bar for serving water, consisting of a plinth with a large jug and several cups. In its simple form and familiar materials, it points as much to our shared human past as it does to the future. It may appear as a symbolic sign or a still life, but it also defines a functional place for the everyday act of having a drink of water, indoors or out.
Point of View by Jakob Wagner
On this bench, two persons can sit and enjoy the view together. And, more importantly: They can both learn how different the world looks through the other’s eyes. From one point of view, the bench appears red and solid, from another it looks blue, and from yet another, it is transparent. This makes the bench a metaphor, illustrating that the appearance of all aspects of life depends on our perspective. When we change our point of view, we change everything – especially our relationships. With inspiration from the theme for MINDCRAFT15, ‘In between’, Jakob Wagner explores the intersubjective field between two persons and reminds us that everything in life looks different from someone else’s perspective. In fact, he considers our ability to change perspectives key to our cultural evolution.
The Castaway by benandsebastian
The Castaway is a forgery of a transport case from a museum collection in Copenhagen. The original case has a particular characteristic: The object for which it was made has been lost, as have all records of the content. The blown glass insert is moulded from the negative space occupied by the lost content. The case has been carefully copied in China from the original Danish museum transport case. In keeping with the Western tradition of mould-making and casting, the Castaway will eventually exist in an edition of eight copies. The tradition requires that the original case be destroyed following the completion of the eighth piece. As an unoriginal material trace of loss, The Castaway floats in between object and imprint, cast and mould, presence and absence.
Terroir by Edvard-Steenfatt
The Terroir project involves a new material developed from seaweed and paper and arose as the result of research experiments with local materials. By combining seaweed and recycled paper Jonas Edvard and Nikolaj Steenfatt created a tough and durable material. The material has a warm and tactile surface with the softness of cork and the lightness of paper and can be used for products and furniture. The colour of the material is determined by the different species of seaweed – ranging from dark brown to light green. The seaweed is harvested along the coast of Denmark, which stretches over 8000 km and is one of the world’s longest coastlines compared to the land mass area. After being dried the seaweed is ground into powder and cooked into glue, utilizing the viscous and adhesive effect of the Alginate – the natural polymer of the brown algae.