Prosthetic Possibility

July 15th, 2015  |  Published in Events, Launchpad

Prosthetic Possibility: Towards a Strategy of Extraordinary Design
By Darren Richardson

Exhibiting at MADE NORTH Gallery
Wednesday June 17th – Saturday August 1st 2015
Private View and Talk, Friday 24th July
Talks at Cantor Lecture Theatre at 6.15pm
followed by PV at MADE NORTH Gallery from 6.50-8.30

This is an experimental form of product design. Concerned with identity-mine, yours, theirs, it’s individually, collectively, socially, exploring duality and alternative function through narrative, metaphor, surprise, invention disinformation. Provocative and playful.

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Above figures belong to ‘New Model Army’ series cast from bronze

This exhibition has been created by Darren Richardson, Artist/Designer based at Yorkshire Artspace. He says about his work:

“The work invites active engagement, seeking to undermine complacent attitudes: the possibility of the improbable. This is an expression of my disillusionment with… product design entwined with consumerism, advertising, and over-production, democracy and continuation of government… institutional practice.”

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New Model Army (Lego)

Set within the contexts of design for health, prosthetic possibility is a promotion of emotional and physical well being. A dialogue, a pathway to salvation, it represents the beginning of a strategy of extraordinary design.

Reference
darren@dfrichardson.co.uk
dfrichardson.co.uk

 


Opening Times:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
12.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday
11.00am to 4.00pm


MADE NORTH Design & Craft Gallery
Yorkshire Artspace
Persistence Works
21 Brown Street
Sheffield
S1 2BS

www.madenorth.co.uk
info@madenorth.co.uk


MADE NORTH

MADE NORTH is a platform for northern designer/makers. MADE NORTH brings together the industry in an annual conference; showcases and promotes work via contemporary gallery space in the heart of Sheffield and online www.madenorthstore.co.uk. It will also designer/makers through a membership, events and network programme.

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