ARTS THREAD visits the HKU Utrecht exhibition at Ventura Lambrate in Milan to view the work of some very different 2011 graduates.
Questioning the use of animal by-products, Merel Bekking‘s accessories and decorative items are created using day-old chicks, factory-farming waste that is used as pet food, frozen for 2 euros 35 per kilo. High tension between acceptability and bad taste comes in the form of a fur hat and porcelain chick necklaces, as well as chick puppets and trophy heads.
Journey of Reboot by Lieke Jildou de Jong looks at new ways of dealing with an overcrowded planet short on space and time. Floating container ships contain all the necessary raw materials for food and living, while flat-pack houses are designed for maximum efficiency.
Charlotte Wagemaker is featured in the latest edition of the ARTS THREAD magazine and brings to Milan her material research into wood and colour, creating an imaginative range of wooden tiles.
Pluc Plaatsman’s graphic projects and website arabischpraatje.nl aim to promote Dutch-Arabic understanding through the learning of the Arabic language.
Image credits: Milan photography by Cassie Pizzey.
Selfreflexity and redefining the self by HKU Utrecht runs 17-22 April 2012 at Ventura Lambrate, Milan.