Art & Apparatus

A co-operative project between Blekinge Institute of Technology and Kulturcentrum Ronneby within the framework of the international art-project Art Line.

A picture of artwork from Art&ApparatusArt and Apparatus is a three-fold series of workshops where artists from the South Baltic region get to at first try out the technology of waterjet-cutting and 3D-modelling, and later use this technology to create artifacts. These artifacts will be exhibited at Ronneby Kulturcentrum, Sweden, starting on the 16th of June 2012.

Hosting the technology to be experimented with are Swedish Waterjet Lab and MAD Studio. Swedish Waterjet Lab is a co-operative effort between Ronneby Region and Blekinge Institute of Technology, the division for Engineering. The aim of the lab is to establish a sustainable waterjet-cutting industry in Sweden. MAD Studio - MAD stands for Machine Art Design - is situated at the Karlshamn campus of Blekinge Institute of Technology, offering 3D-printing and 3D-scanning technology for students and industry alike.

"Selfmodel, Sylwia Galon"
Photo: Artline


The Third Workshop

The third and last workshop was held 30 January – 3 February. Four of the starting eleven artists returned to Swedish Waterjet Lab and MAD Studio respectively. These artists were Izabela Żółcińska and Sylwia Galon from Poland and Jakob Ingemansson and Magnus Peterson from Sweden.

At MAD Studio– arm-chairs and self-portraits

Sylwia Galon and Magnus Peterson returned to MAD Studio where they continued their artistic practice in turning sketches into printed models.

Sylwia Galon had a cubistic self-portrait printed, and Magnus Petersson– small, intricately modeled arm-chairs printed; arm-chairs planned to be part of model-installation of a hotel-lobby.

At Swedish Waterjet Lab– red and black

In Ronneby Izabela Żółcińska used high pressure waterjets to cut representations of rivers out of red acrylic glass. One of the rivers represented, out of a totality of five, was Ronnebyån.

Jakob Ingemansson had a large number of black forms cut out of acrylic glass. These forms are to be assembled into an abstract architectural shape.

You will have a chance to see these works of art during the Art & Apparatus exhibition, opening 16 June, 2012 at Kulturcentrum Ronneby.

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