Amazing Life is the title of Łódź Design Festival 2010. Invited to cooperation as a curator and inspired by this theme, I have decided to choose the space of little known but creative activities related to the specific character of life, in particular the life of objects. Forms of a new product – an item of everyday use which has recently started existing beyond the barriers of typical demand and pragmatic usability.
Such objects – created in an atmosphere different from this of a studio of industrial forms, and on a basis of rules which differ from these of mass production – do not participate in the commercial distribution. Their creators are more like contemporary alchemists than designers. They find mystic values in manual creation and emotions hidden in a material.
Craft – a term which has been slowly sinking into oblivion and is almost non-existent in our modern dictionaries – once again unveils its austere and rough face against the background of new technologies and digital processes. It gives birth to a new product which stands out from the mainstream of modern design thanks to the load of accumulated emotions and the value of its message. The aim of this product is to start a discussion on authenticity in the life space of today.
Table Talk is a section of this year’s festival reflecting the search for space where art, craft & design are combined in one discipline.
Table Talk consists of two opposing installations which represent the two poles of modern reality and two separate strategies of forming the aesthetic message.
Table Talk is a deeper look at life and objects living around us.
Curator: Marek Cecuła
Łódź Art Center
Tymienieckiego 3, Łódź
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