suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Vincent POCSIK: The idea for this lamp series was inspired by the concepts of Miles Davis, who is known for leaving the mistakes in the albums he released instead of taking them out.
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not trying hard enough. — Miles Davis
This system relies on the capturing the occurrence of the music being made, it freezes those special moments within live performances where notes change based on feeling rather then what was learned. This very idea is what jazz was born on, not something that could be perfected by practice but something that had to felt within the moments of performance.
Taking notes from Davis, this series aims to speak against ideas of perfection within design and fabrication. Instead creating a process that is geared towards the capturing of mistakes rather then avoiding or editing them out. The mistakes are used as tools to search for ideas, ones that cannot be calculated but can be anticipated. These ideas then create the formal outcomes of the design, which could not be perceived by way of sketch, drawing or digital rendering.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
VP: Peter Zumthor, Miles Davis, Sruli Recht, and Anish Kapoor.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
VP: Listening to: Bass Drum of Death; James Wallace and the Naked Light; Jeff and the Brotherhood; Night Beats; Miles Davis; and John Coltrane.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
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