In this project Studio Jeroen Wand returned to the essence of welding: connecting two things of the same material by melting. With the use of aluminum, the research resulted in an optimistic primitivism. The material aluminum has a futuristic connotation where a believe in technological progress still lingers, whilst the used technique creates a primitive roughness.
The objects hint towards artefacts from the Iron and Stone Age with a sense of futurism. 660.32º, the melting point of aluminum, is the only necessary knowlegde to produce these objects, creating a modern yet primeval open source process. The series constist of a bench, two stools, a set of tools and a workbench.

Material: aluminum, rubber (caps)
Technique: welding
Measurements: variable
Year: 2014

Photography: Studio Jeroen Wand

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