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(To camp is to temporarily inhabit a "site" and interpret the space as it is found)

 

Plein Air Workshop no.1: MakeMakeMake, was a spatial experiment in temporary inhabitation and appropriation of wilderness space as studio space. The title and point of departure for this initial workshop stemmed from an answer given by Martino Gamper - for designers and artists to simply "make make make make make make make make make make make make make make make make make make make make". He repeated the word over and over again, and where it was initially pronounced with diction, the effects of repetition ensued and the word became more of a rhythmic undulation of tones and hand gestures. For the very short while this lasted, it almost became a kind of ritualistic performance - an act of making in itself that felt particularly primal and intuitive.

The intention of this workshop was to set out and inhabit an environment that was condusive to this genre of primal making. By giving several artists and designers the opportunity to work outside of their everyday circumstances, they used found materials to simply "make", with the immediate gravity of function and reason relieved from the context. It was the site and how we inhabited the space that made possible each of the projects and conversations produced. 

 

Participants: Sophia Torres / Adam Hemphill / Ethan Laek