The Flaw Collection
In every object there is a small mistake. That is why it is called “the flaw collection”, based on imperfections. For my graduating project I studied the impct of the emotion irritation . Why do we get annoyed. What are the triggers, and how does our irritations impact ourselves and those around us?
I started to make all kinds of works based on things that annoy people. At one point I started designing annoying patterns and I loved how people in my class got annoyed by all my prints. Because in every pattern there is a little flaw if you look close enough. In society today we like everything to be perfect. Missed perfection to some it may become annoying, irritating or just plain wrong. With my collection I want to show that mistakes and imperfection can also make things more interesting.
Because of the flaws displayed in my collection, you will need to look twice at the objects because when you see the mistake it can’t be unseen. That may annoy you , but in a world where everything has to be perfect I wanted to design things that are not.
Pictures taken by: Sabine van de Korput
Three disfunctional objects. The objects can’t be used wich makes you look better at the material. This is so that you start to look at the look/material of the object instead of the function. I have always been fascinated by the look of metal. I find the material misunderstood I see the beauty in the material the softness that lies hidden. I wanted to design 3 objects with this material that you wouldn’t expect. Create an Illusion.
This work has been made for JONG WILD a one month exhibition for fine art in Galary Drift in Breda.
For my graduation disertation I started writing a book about the emotion irritation. It started with me having misophonia which means "hatred of sound " and is a condition in which negative emotions thoughts and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds .
Personally, I become annoyed by repeating sounds like clock’s, chewing, loud breathing, pens clicking just to name a few sounds . This means that being annoyed is a big part of my daily life.
So this is why started my research. Why do I get so annoyed and what does it mean when this happens . I became fascinated by the "emotionan Irritation’. I created several different works about this emotion and decided to divide it into 4 categories
1. Irritation in function.
2. Irritation in sounds.
3. Irritation in image ,and
4. Irritation in our daily life.
After extensive research and creating a body of work and concepts within these categories I concluded by assembling everything into one book.
The last memory
This project was about the story of my grandma and grandpa. My grandfather suffered from alzheimer. Because of this disease, he could hardly remember anything except for the food given to him by my grandmother. She visited my grandfather everyday in the nursery home. Often she brought him food she made herself. My grandma has a few traditional dishes. The dishes are her famous veggie soup, apple pie, potatoes with gravy and her famous apple sauce.
When my grandfather tasted these dishes it seemed like he recognized the taste because he would enjoy it so much. Of course, this can never be proven but I believed it did and made a documentary about it. My grandmother kept making her food for my grandfather and continued to offer the unconditional love this food could bring.
I designed tableware inspired by my grandma’s dishes. This collection was shown at strijp-s Eindhoven in Veemgebouw. In the exposition: The last. I also designed a table that shows the distance between two people having dinner and the only thing that is connecting them is food.