Heating elements are reformed as hand-tools to melt polystyrene blocks into furniture-like shapes. With each memory of movement captured, the ‘Polysword’ freely allows one to extrude and carve outcomes in minutes.
The Polysword converts electricity into heat through resistive heating. Each Polysword operates at 13 amps, 240 volts, 3120 watts, and temperatures can reach above 700°C. A thermocouple and controller are used to maintain constant temperature, the expanded polystyrene has a density of 22g/ltr.
The heating elements were manufactured by Elmatic, Cardiff, UK.
An unglamorous construction material becomes the centre of attention.
I turn myself inside out – by eating 35mm photographic film. The bumps, scratches and marks left on the damaged emulsion were examined through a scanning electron microscope. In collaboration with Luke Evans.
The narcissistic use of viewing ones own reflection in car windows inspired this series of mirrors.
A self-supporting cedar bench, capable of seating nine.
A class of 7-8 year olds drew their version of a chair, and we made them into reality. In collaboration with Jack Beveridge.
Based in London & Cape Town
Graduate & lecturer at Kingston School of Art
Typeface Alpha by Simon Mager (Omnigroup)
Website by Frederik Mahler-Andersen (Omnigroup)
TBA Iconoclasts Part III, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2016 Trial & Error, Wolff Olins, London, UK