Converted Objects

  • Example: CUP
  • Example: Reconfigured CUP
  • Example: Reconfigured CUP and visual interpretation
  • CULUMN: Reconfiguration
  • COLUMN: Reconfiguration & visual interpretation
  • Title: COLUMN
  • RADIATOR: Reconfiguration & visual interpretation
  • Title: RADIATOR
  • CACTUS: Reconfiguration & visual interpretation
  • Title: CACTUS
  • GOOGLES: Reconfiguration & visual interpretation
  • Title: SHARED VIEW
  • Title: STAND-UP COUCH
  • Title: COMMON CONTROLLER
  • Title: TRAVEL FRIDGE
  • Title: COLUMN
  • Title: REAR MIRROR
  • Title: GLASSES
  • Title: CEILING
  • Title: GUTTER
  • Title: COMB
  • Title: COMMON EYE
  • Title: PENCIL
  • Title: CHAIR
  • Title: FURRY MIRROR
  • Title: BENCH
  • Title: MONO-SHOE
  • Title: BRIDGE
  • Title: TELEVISION
  • Title: FAN
  • Title: FOUNTAIN GUTTER
  • Title: SNORKEL
  • Title: ALARM CLOCK
  • Title: COOPERATIVE TABLE
  • Title: DOOR FRAME
  • Title: ENVELOPE
  • Title: CHAIR
  • Title: HANDRAIL
  • Title: CLOUD

Description

A series of everyday objects, reinterpreted on the basis of antonyms and translated into images.

This practical coursework focused on working with experimental design techniques and playfully using language, which was to be utilised here as a vehicle for conception and imagination. The starting point was a selection of various everyday objects, furnishings and architectural elements. Their characteristics and properties (form, function, materials, value, feel and context) were to be described by listing their attributes. After individual features were replaced by their respective opposites (antonyms), the objects’ meaning, function or properties were to be described anew and reconceived. Next, the students were asked to visually capture the reconfigured objects with an initial freehand sketch, before realistically placing them in an image by using the digital montage techniques taught in the course. The aim was to use language as a means of demonstrating experimental design techniques, as well as to playfully question or re-articulate the essence and manifestation of objects that surround us every day, or even to lead them to absurdity.

Images & Captions

Teaching Module: Converted Objects
List of attributes and antonyms
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
List of attributes and antonyms
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
List of attributes and antonyms
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Andrea Pizzini
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Andrea Pizzini
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Andrea Pizzini
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
List of attributes and sketch
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Fiona Heieick
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Fiona Heieick
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
List of attributes and sketch
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Francesco Rambelli
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Francesco Rambelli
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
List of attributes and sketch
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Fiona Heieick
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Fiona Heieick
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Leandro Arez
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Andrien Arnaud
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Leandro Arez
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Valeria Molinari
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Gregory Devaud
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Valeria Molinari
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Natalie Donat-Cattin
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Matthieu Friedli
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Charles Gastaud
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Liessa Riebesel
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Charles Gastaud
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Léa Gauchoux
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Léa Gauchoux
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Fiona Heieck
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Adrien Liaudat
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Natalie Donat Cattin
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Thomas Lutz
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Ana Torres
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Laura Schött
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Olmo Viscardi
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Afonso Pólvora
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Cédric Wehrle
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Cédric Wehrle
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Cédric Wehrle
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Benjamin Bonnard
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Mickaël Pelloquin
Teaching Module: Converted Objects
Technique: Montage
Semester: Autumn 2017
Student: Valeria Molinari