marti guixé at experimentadesign amsterdam 2008
 
marti guixé at experimentadesign amsterdam 2008 marti guixé at experimentadesign amsterdam 2008
sep 21, 2008

marti guixé at experimentadesign amsterdam 2008

marti guixé’s ‘sculpt me point’ outside of the lloyd hotel
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marti guixé was another one of the participants of ‘droog event 2: urban play’, the amsterdam route, presenting his intervention ‘sculpt me point’. standing outside of the historic lloyd hotel, ‘sculpt me point’ was a work in progress. during the opening week, workers could be seen mixing concrete and building up the large cubic mass with concrete blocks. in drawing from the ‘creative city’ and providing outlets of social interaction to the people of amsterdam, guixé’s installation, which has a strong focus on object and form, aims to alter ways of seeing and thinking in which the user plays an active role. guixé works with ideas captured in characteristic sketches with the final design often having endless possibilities through the use of disposable, cheap materials. his solid rock ‘sculpt me point’ is no different. with a chisel and hammer attached at various points on the block, visitors are encouraged to approach the heavy, geometric mass to carve away and leave their own mark. there is also a bench surrounding the block so that passers-by can stop to sit, observe the activities and perhaps even give a critique. as an immediate object, the block is undesigned with guixé leaving its future up to the public of amsterdam.

concrete blocks encircled the larger cube acting as a bench for people to observe the project’s transformation image © designboom

workers constructing the cubic mass image © designboom

image © designboom

a worker mixes concrete image © designboom

‘sculpt me point’ standing tall image © designboom

the public gets involved and chisels away at the block image © designboom

image © designboom

marti guixé’s sketch of ‘sculpt me point’ image from the droog event 2: urban play catalogue

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experimentadesign amsterdam 2008: http://www.experimentadesign.nl four weeks of freedesigndom: http://www.freedesigndom.com marti guixé: http://www.guixe.com

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