Made@EU European Residencies Exhibition.
European Community project lead by IAAC |Fab Lab Barcelona in collaboration with Plymouth College of Arts in the UK and ENSCI Design School in Paris. During the last 18 months 15 resident creators have been developing projects that connect traditional crafts and design together with new technologies for advanced manufacturing. The exhibition at Maker Pro will be the culmination of the project which will widen the awareness of the European Commission towards new models and frameworks for creation.
Artist in residency> Anne Marie Maes
Project > Intelligent Guerilla Beehives
An ‘Intelligent Guerilla Beehive’ is a functional sculpture, a shelter that provides a home for swarming bee colonies. The work focuses on the architecture of the beehive as a organic sculptural object.The biomimetic-inspired design (in form and matter) is shaped upon the needs of the bees: it has the the ideal inner volume for a developing colony, it is mobile and easily deployable on different spots in public space : e.g. attached to the wall of a building or secured on the branch of a tree – or the objects can find a place as a stand-alone sculpture on the terrace of a city apartment. The objects are made out of smart organic materials with useful biomimetic properties in reaction to temperature fluctuation, humidity and ventilation. Once the colony decides to leave the hive, the object should fall as a rotten apple from a tree and decompose completely. It has to be a cradle to cradle design.
Artist in residency> Cristian Rizzuti
Project > Elastica
“I dance. I dance and your eyes follow my form. My silhouette creates fluid constellations in the space your eyes navigate. My body is my instrument. I control. I control my feet, my hands, my neck, my spine but it all comes out as one. Can you see ? Can you hear? ”
Elastica is a wearable suit , developed with low cost, DIY embroidered stretch sensors that functions as an interface for the performer, augmenting his body, creating sound and data visualisation. Through the use of E-textile and conductive threads, the body biometrics allow performers to capture data of their behaviour, enhancing how they engage with a external environment. After a study on the anatomy of the body and the expansion of the muscles, the stretch sensors are integrated to a tailored suit that through Wifi communicates with MAXmsp interface to generate audio/visual output. Elastica becomes an interface instrument for the performer, creating real-time dialogue between fashion and dance, wearable technologies and data visualisation.
Artist in residency>Roman Torre
Project > “Liquid series: Melancholia II”
Artist in residency> Ludovic Mallegol
Project > The Robot’s secret
Artist in residency>Ricardo o Nascimento
Project > Batuque
Artist in residency> Laura Martinez
Project > Material Origin Series
The outcome of the project is a small collection of objects fabricated with a combination of digital and analogue processes. The aim was to explore how these processes would work together, and push the limits of fabrication by working with unconventional materials, shapes and in a small scale. Laura worked with subtractive (CNC milling) and additive (3D printing) digital fabrication processes and re-worked traditional needle work techniques (Goldwork embroidery). CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control and refers to the code by which a machine tool is automatized or controlled. Goldwork is the traditional craft of embroidering with metallic threads.