Baptiste Comte, P_0017
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Monolith is a collection of sculptures highlighting the importance of uniqueness in objects identities.
In a world dominated by mass production, machines are restricted to a certain behavior which is framed in a specific way, therefore creative experimentations is lacking and a visual uniformity appears in our surrounding.
This fascination for industrial methods brought Baptiste Comte to a deeper reflection on the clay extrusion technique. Industries relies on this technique for a need of time optimization and standardization.
Monolith questions how beneficial is the human hand within a machine process. The extrusion machine that Baptiste created allows random textures, emerging from a dialogue between the strength of a man and the machine.
By considering the objects as living organisms more than inert objects, the work celebrates the importance of biomorphism for our perception of unicity. Shapes are no longer created by an automated system but by mimicking the growth of natural matters, using organic transformations as a source for unique typologies. Like a genetic code, the building blocks are the same but the outcome is always different.
62 x 11 x 11 cm
Fragile objects, handle it with care. Try to carry the object by holding the top and bottom part always.