suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
zoe COOMBES of Cmmnwlth: Is the provisional name we’ve been using for a cabinet that will be launching in the fall as part of our upcoming ‘Morfina Series’, for MatterMade. We’ve been exploring the effects of gouged solids via soft body collisions, and cloth simulations on a relatively thin surfaces.
In terms of materials, we’re currently looking at something new that is fluid and looks strong and old but is amazingly light and thin in its cast form. It’s always been part of our program to try to disassociate Cmmnwlth formal technique, from expected material output. We think our friend Alex of BureauV said it really well in an interview here recently when he said, about his own office’s work,
“We are trying to divorce some of the techniques from the materials they have been typically associated with. There is a cheesy 1999 vision of the future where everything is glossy and plastic. Clearly none of us are wearing glossy, plastic anything.”
I’d say that’s pretty true around here too.