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Fijiji Blocks: Eduardo Benamor Duarte
ArtLab: Eduardo Benamor Duarte

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 of Ceramics


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 typology. 
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.
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