Craft and Technology

One of the projects that influenced REACT choosing Objects as its next theme was the maker residencies run by Watershed earlier this year.

One of the projects that influenced REACT choosing Objects as its next theme was the maker residencies run by Watershed earlier this year. Delivered in collaboration with the Crafts Council, i-DAT and autonomatic in Falmouth, and supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, the selected artists were offered time and space to develop new projects at the intersection of craft, technology and culture.

The residencies took place over a similar period of time to the sandbox, and the results created were amazing:

Chloe Meineck’s Music Memory Box invites dementia sufferers to interact with familiar objects, which trigger sounds that stir lost memories...

 

The Flying Skirt Light Shade is a tactile object created by maker Patrick Laing. When the light is switched on, the shade begins to spin and shape-shift, becoming a playful public experience that responds to touch and proximity.


In a digital world, where physical contact is no longer required, how can we bring human connection back into monetary transactions. As part of Money No Object, Heidi Hinder devised tangible manifestations of digital payment.


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