THE PROCESS OF BECOMING
The process of becoming
Exploring the notions of Transition, Translation and Transformation in relation to becoming.
In this project I went back to a previous project with Folds, to understand more about my own processes, and how my methods develop. I continued where I left off and this became my starting point in my Master Degree Project; Exploring the moments of becoming.
Becoming as such, as well as processes are for me not linear things. It is shifts and their layers, making and doing, reflecting and thinking which are leading the way and make the process go forward.
The process of becoming is about being able to go back and forth, to stay in-between where it is the most uncomfortable and uncertain, to linger on the edge; processes that allow me to embrace these stages inbetween, before my exploration becomes too clear and graspable. It is the findings I make over time that matter.
This project was made in 2016.
Key words: Process, becoming, transformation, moments, findings.
I have carved on a representation in plaster for a while, aninterpretation of this image to the left. It alters and shifts from one state to another; traces of change appear and disappear over time.
To take on the role of a sculptor forces me to act as a skilled craftsman; every stroke with my hand and its tool is present. The hand is thinking by making and seems to have a closer connection to the mind. I can feel every move with my hands and my body. The size of the object is a little bit bigger than both of my hands together; a size which is connected to me being able to hold it and control it with my own hands. I feel the surface with my hands, and they decide where to go next, the transition of where I need to carve, where the surface should either be smooth or sharp.
When making representations of interior architecture we imagine its becoming. We can inhabit the space of a model or a drawing by using our own imagination. Without these dreams about the becoming we will not challenge ourselves and the field we are in. I would say it is also one of the more interesting parts, where we can inhabit an image, a kind of frozen moment in time, where everything yet is possible. I have been interested in the state or moment when something is notclear nor unclear. The unclear which has the ability to make myself wander away and imagine possible, other spaces. When it becomes too clear or graspable I kind of loose my interest. Something happens when I linger on this edge, when I allow myself to stay in the imaginative a while longer.
“The tool is an extension and specialisation of the hand that alters the hand’s natural powers and capacities. When an axe or a sheth knife is being used, the skilled user does not think of the hand and the tool as different and detached entities; the tool has grown to be a part of the hand, it has transformed into an entirely new species of organs, a tool-hand.” - Juhanni Pallasmaa