l'Artisan Électronique

While industry and craftsmanship are positioned as polar opposites, they would be more accurately represented as volatile points in a matrix of manual, mechanical, and electrical forces. Wheel-thrown pottery, for example, though now considered an artisanal skill, developed as a partial automation of coil pottery by the third millennium, B.C., making the production of small clay vessels more efficient. If industry is characterized by the displacement of advanced operations from hands to machines, then handicraft is defined by its retention of fine motor skills mastered over years of practice. In l’Artisan Électronique, designers Unfold and Tim Knapen investigate the intersection between craft, industry, and digital making, avoiding easy categorisation.

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March 14th 2010
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Original full scale installation at Z33
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Original full scale installation at Z33

Throwing a digital vase
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Throwing a digital vase

Virtual Pottery Wheel
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Virtual Pottery Wheel

Virtual Pottery Wheel-interface
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Virtual Pottery Wheel
interface

Virtual Pottery Wheel-sequence
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Virtual Pottery Wheel
sequence

Throwing a digital vase
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Throwing a digital vase

Database projection
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Database projection

Ceramic 3d printer
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Ceramic 3d printer

Vase
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Vase

Cabinet with 3d printed ceramics
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Cabinet with 3d printed ceramics

Set of vases
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Set of vases

Duotone vase
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Duotone vase

CBK Rotterdam-Another Dimension
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CBK Rotterdam
Another Dimension

The Israel Museum-Curious Minds
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The Israel Museum
Curious Minds

Museum of Arts and Design, New York-Out of Hand
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Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Out of Hand

Abu Dhabi Art
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Abu Dhabi Art