PARTICIPATORY SPORT FOR CRAFT ARTISTS
Grey mullet, cod, tub gurnard, black seabream
Newspaper, glass, acrylic
Silent Fish is a continuous study that started during the Waddensea project. At a low tide, when the sea retrieves itself, washed ashore animals and plants appear on the muddy surface of the Waddensea coast. The fish that were once active and alive, have become static objects. “We find the limpness of the fish very poetic. It has a similar kind of gracefulness as a ballet but without making even one movement. This is what we’re trying to capture. For us it’s not a dead animal that we see, but it’s an object carrying a lot of emotion and poetry. And that’s just what makes it interesting for us as designers; capturing emotion and poetry and turning it into an object”
Patterns of a grey mullet, cod, tub gurnard and black seabream were made and reproduced in light weighted newspaper to remain nothing but shape. The fragile objects are presented in dark grey acrylic boxes.