Masterton, Drummond ORCID logoORCID: (2009) Campionissimo. [Artwork]

Item Type: Artwork
Creators: Masterton, Drummond
Abstract / Summary:

This practice-based research project explores digital input and output technologies to create representations of landscape with historical, cultural and social narratives. The outcome is a series of exemplar digitally-crafted artefacts which have been exhibited nationally and internationally and purchased for national collections., The most significant output of this study is the digitally-designed and manufactured craft work, ‘Campionissimo’ (2009), purchased by the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh for permanent display in the museum’s metalwork collection (2009). The artefact was exhibited at ‘Silvermaker’, Contemporary Applied Arts, London (2009).

The artefact was crafted in response to experiential methods of navigating alpine landscapes by bicycle. ‘Campionissimo’ is a CNC milled aluminium bowl and, as the largest milled object the author has created, highly significant in raising practice-based research opportunities and the attendant scope for innovation.

The level of control of digital processes developed by the author in this project has enabled the development of a unique method for engaging with digitally controlled hardware which is reactive rather than passive. This method enables tacit interaction with the object in production, enabling the discovery and exploitation of creative opportunities during the manufacture of one-off pieces.

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Date: 2009
Additional Information: Other artefacts include:, ‘Decagon’ (2010), an aluminium CNC milled plate which explored the use of LiDAR data to model unmapped areas of landscape as in constant flux. ‘Decagon’ was peer selected and exhibited in the touring exhibition ‘Labcraft’. ‘Desktop Escapism’ (2010), a Rapid Prototyped sculpture that explores digital software editing tools to create complex interlocking surfaces. The sculpture was exhibited in the international touring exhibition, ‘InsideOut’. ‘Etive’ (2013), an aluminium CNC milled bowl which explores engineering methods for revealing cross-section profiles. The work was purchased by Manchester Metropolitan University special collections in 2013.
Depositing User: Drummond Masterton
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03


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