Fijiji blocks, porcelain,fire cone 6, 2014
Project: Eduardo Benamor Duarte
Manufacturing: Eduardo Benamor Duarte (slip casting) with Lawrence Bush, Kelli Rae
Adams (Mold Making)
Acknowledgements: Rhode Island School of Design – Professional Development Fund, Department
My work identify reflexive systems to foster the transformation of our living environments
based on the adaptation of a bidimendional geometrical abstract apparatus in dialogue
with a preexisting material condition; or a pre figuration of a thought as a spatial
Fijiji blocks is an immersive environment based upon the stacking of ceramic blocks
in the Art Lab gallery. A tactile playroom made by blocks born out from the passion
for descriptive geometry interpolations and the tradition of porcelain slip casting.
Apparently random and in constant change depending on the direction of growth, the
installation creates space out of the single stacking of blocks: An organic environment
to engage the public and the Memphis community to play, stack, hide, touch and ultimately
guess how the structure may grow.