Friday, October 19, 2012

Come and Cut Competition




For Virgin Lasercutters:
come & cut

Project:    
The project aims to unite creatives  that would like to try laser cutting for the first time.
Artists, Architects and Designers who wish to explore the technique of laser cutting meet in Zürich for a couple of sessions to discuss their projects.They will be taught about the required technical support on how to realize their project. We are organizing the technical support needed and are currently looking for funding for material and laser cutting costs. After the realization of the projects we will organize a presentation in Zürich together with all participants.

Kind of projects wanted:
We are interested in any kind of art, sculpture, design or architecture (….the list is open). The idea is that the final piece is perceived as a flow between different kinds of art and  that it could be perceived in many ways (art~design~architecture).  The idea must be laser cutting oriented: either a project which has not been realized at all, or a work of art created by the artist which could be transformed in a new way with the help of a laser cutter.

How to apply:
Please send an email to: firsttimelasercutting@gmail.com
enclosed with a  short cv and pdf of 3 images of art works which best describe you and your art. Please also include a link to your homepage if you have one.You could also state how you would use the laser cutter in your project, however this is not necessary. If you only have a basic idea we could also help you develop the project and discuss the possibilities. Preference is given to people who have not used a laser cutter before.

Deadline : 10th November 2012

about us:
Aleksandra Shekutkovska (Macedonia, 1984) graduated as an architect at the Faculty of Architecture, Skopje, Macedonia. In September 2012 she finished the Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design in developping territories at ETH Zurich.  She has worked as a junior teaching assistant in Studio 3/4 at the Faculty of Architecture-Skopje as well as in several architecture studios. In 2009 she founded her conceptual studio Laser Cut Design Laboratory as a design platform for exploration and experiment of design in the digital era. She has done several group and individual exhibition and works as an architect, artist, urban planner and designer. http://lasercutdesignlab.blogspot.ch/

Christiane Haase (Germany, 1974) studied Architecture and Fine Art at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany. She was teaching  at Bauhaus-University Weimar and Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University Greifswald, Germany, and was the project coordinator of the International Studio Program of the ACC Galerie and the City of Weimar. With her installations, drawings and objects she participated in many international group and solo exhibitions and was granted several renowned awards and residencies. After a work period in China she settled in Zürich. Since  October 2012 she is a PhD candidate at the Bauhaus-University Weimar exploring the possibilities of rapid prototyping within sculpture. www.christianehaase.de

Monday, October 15, 2012

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