A tactile art piece has emerged in the collaboration between Material Think Space, Dinesen and Bank of Materials. With offcuts of Dinesen Douglas fir provided by Bank of Materials, Material Think Space has developed a sculptural artefact for an interim exhibition at Dinesen’s Showrooms in Aarhus and Copenhagen.
‘Day Bed’ – 2020
Dinesen Douglas offcuts and pigmented linseed oil
Dimensions: 85 x 200 x 60 cm
Artist: Material Think Space
Photography: Claus Troelsgaard
Bank of Materials
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The sculpture is titled ‘Day Bed’ and embodies an investigation into the subtle architectures of the human body in dialogue with other materials. The piece is made entirely out of offcut wood material from the Dinesen production. Finger joints are used on the end grains in order to merge the disjointed patterns together more harmoniously, as well as to provide extra stability in the piece.
‘Day Bed’ has been finished in a linseed pigment called Paris Blue provided by Linolie & Pigment in a pairing that brings to life the reverberating grain of the Douglas fir.
Material Think Space is an artistic duo composed of Louis Alderson-Bythell and Kate Williams exploring sculpture through the creation and excavation of ‘performance artefacts’.
The studio has shown work at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Victoria and Albert Museum, during London Fashion Weeks 2016 and 2017 and in exhibitions curated by The Hayward Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery. Kate and Louis are both Alumni of the Royal College of Art in London.