Grand Galibier

Masterton, Drummond ORCID logoORCID: (2013) Grand Galibier. [Artwork]

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

‘Grand Galibier’ is a physical outcome of a practice-based research project to explore the creative potential of Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) milling in software and hardware paradigms. The author explored the boundaries of what is feasible when using these systems and applied a creative approach to designing unconventional processes controlling CNC mills.

Following knowledge gained from the project, 'Campionissimo’, which identified the value of a responsive approach to automated processes, the author developed methods for ‘hacking’ CNC cutting code to transmute automated software results. The method allows for direct visual means of editing numeric code using software tools more familiar to the digital craftsperson, such as 3D CAD programs. The author created a range of test pieces to investigate the method and generate a database of visual language that could be applied to more finished artefacts., ‘Grand Galibier’ demonstrates this method and, once the innovation and rigour of the author’s practice was recognised by the highly experienced and influential curator Amanda Game (Director of the Scottish Gallery, Director of Innovative Craft), formed part of the maker/curator series produced by Innovative Craft. The project was developed with funding from The Paul Hamlyn Foundation which enabled the author to work in dialogue with Adam Paxon (Curator and Jerwood-winning jeweller).

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Date: 2013
Additional Information: The resulting body of work along with the artefact ‘Grand Galibier’ was exhibited in the author’s first UK solo show at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh (2010). The project was documented through a film, ‘The Manual’, displayed at the exhibition., The piece was exhibited at ‘Collect’, Saatchi Gallery, London (2013) where Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s successful nomination won the prestigious Artfund collection prize, so enabling the museum to purchase the piece for its permanent collection of digital craft.
Depositing User: Drummond Masterton
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:20
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:03


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