pieke bergmans intervenes with production process in freeze exhibition
 
pieke bergmans intervenes with production process in freeze exhibition pieke bergmans intervenes with production process in freeze exhibition
nov 08, 2014

pieke bergmans intervenes with production process in freeze exhibition

pieke bergmans intervenes with production process in freeze exhibition
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

 

 

pieke bergmans: freeze
het noordbrabants museum, the netherlands
on now until january 11, 2015

 

pieke bergman‘s practice is routed in allowing her chosen mediums — typically those that become soft and malleable through heat, and become hard in the process of creeping, twisting and flowing — to move freely, without hesitation. be it clay, glass, steel, plastic and other synthetics, she does so by exploring various production process, intervening on them at particular moments, so that the resulting objects are manipulated and reworked in a way that freezes the instant in which the dutch designer has interrupted their normal course of action. to bring forth families of objects that are proud of their rebellion, she collaborates with technical specialists, harnessing their expertise to create works that are continuously evolving, while still projecting a sense of refinement and cohesiveness.

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
installation view of pieke bergmans’ ‘freeze’ exhibition
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

 

 

bergman’s exhibition ‘freeze’ at het noordbrabants museum is an expression of her aim of ‘showing that everything can be different‘. the works on show offer an overview of the dutch creative’s development, and how her own design approaches have been reworked over time.

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
blown glass vessels slump into furniture
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
detail of where glass meets metal…
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
photo by mirjam bleeker

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
‘melted collection’ in which foam has been baked in the oven to create strong, rigid pieces
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
‘unlimited edition’ – a production of unique vases
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
clay is extruded through a variety of templates and cut points, each produced in the same way but with different results
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans' rigs production processes in freeze exhibition
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans freeze designboom
photo by mirjam bleeker

pieke bergmans freeze designboom
‘light bulb (large table)’
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans freeze designboom
‘light bulb (chair)’
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans freeze designboom
‘vapor lamp’ sees bergmans forming plastic using the technique of glass blowing
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans freeze designboom
‘vapor lamps’ float between a liquified and solid state
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans freeze designboom
‘vapor 1’ lamps
photo by mirjam bleeker

 

pieke bergmans freeze designboom
detail of ‘vapor 1’ lamps ghostliness
photo by mirjam bleeker

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