3D Printing Clay from Nospelt
2021-22, ARTEFACTS EXHIBITION
LUXEMBOURG PAVILION EXPO 2020 DUBAI
'Pottery, an ancient invention of mankind and traditionally practiced in Luxembourg and Dubai, is a form of craft that refers to the symbolic idea of human unity. In Julie Conrad's installation, the traditional method of making pottery is reinterpreted through the use of 3D printing.
Inspired by the Péckvillecher, traditional Luxembourg handmade clay whistles in the shape of birds, she designed an installation of a large group of clay objects from Nospelt for the Luxembourg pavilion in Dubai.
Reactive to the movements and interaction of visitors, this cloud of objects resonates and immerses the passer-by in a parallel universe. The objects react individually but also as a whole, creating an installation capable of interacting with several people at the same time, forming a unique melody that unites the public. The work communicates with visitors through a universal language, capable of connecting minds, by emphasising auditory and visual sensations.
What is this melody that makes Luxembourg soil sing? What stories does it tell us?'
Design: Julie Conrad Design Studio
Pattern design: Äerd Lab
3D printing: Äerd Lab
Gcode consultance: Diego Garcia Cuevas
Clay from Nospelt: Eugène Biver
Multimedia consultance: Patrick Muller