Dialogue Tour: designers Anton Defant and Benjamin Nagy with Marlies Wirth (MAK)
A dumpster is the no man’s land between functional objects and discarded material. Mayfly sculptures start their lifecycle in this vacuum.
Without any prior planning, the object is defined solely by the elements available. It is built out of salvaged components, with avoiding radical modifications and limiting the use of tools. Only working with the resources on the spot, the designer becomes subordinate to the materials they use, reversing the traditional roles between them and letting go of control.
In this mindset, the designer builds without the responsibilities of industrial practices, resulting in Mayfly sculptures. These makeshift collages embrace their new assigned functions in an additional lifecycle before finishing it in the dumpster where they came from.
MAYFLY. Functional Collages
16 Nov 2021/18:00-19:00H
Registration required: https://mak.at/en/program/art_education/guided_tours?event_id=1632222602799&article_id=1632222602791