Showroom objets d’art
by Simone Curaj

Find the upper edge of a wall and observe carefully how the edge appears to angle down. Follow that edge line with your straight edge all the way to your eye level and you will have found a vanishing point.
You will find other edges that will end at the same point.

Now each item in the flock is a coordinate of earth and sky, enumerating space. The candle recedes into the distance.
A candle is made of paraffin wax, made of petrol. By heating in the absence of air the amorphous carbon is converted into polycrystalline graphite.
Light up again.
A candle is a spine that holds all our bodies.

Bend your arms, according to the rules of art — deep — it is a moulding.
Light up again.
Our bones are the last to melt away.

Black-lead covered columns and plateaus in ashes form the axis, (would) appear edge-wise no more than a line.
Straight lines and curves, the almost cubist tension between 2D and 3D reaches its summit in what looks like a sculpture, until its used as a tableaux.

Remotely illuminating bodies in space.
Dip your hand in a palette of graphite, applying the soft pigments with a fingertip.
The representation and appearance of any given object, as we see nothing but through those mediums, all we see is in perspective.
The practice of becoming or an easy method of bringing-to-life.

Designing truly, without departing from the rules of art —
without understanding any rules at all. To give room, for the hid figures to be seen: which is to overturn both art and nature at once.

For the exhibition ‚An Easy Method of Representing Natural Objects According to the Rules of Art‘ at Ædt, artist Lisa Klinger and designer Malte van der Meyden
build a creative union between respective backgrounds in image-making and object- making. They quickly discovered they had much in common in terms of material fantasies and obsessions.
The concept was initially inspired by the baroque technique of the ‚practice of perspective‘, a guideline for how to draw a three-dimensional space, with rules for the proportion and position of objects and figures in space and practical methods of drawing after nature. This concept and technique intermingles with the interest in transplanting natural phenomena — draught from their bodies — to design and art.
The outcome forms an equation between product, some kind of functional item that has a use value, and an object d’art. Therefore the drawings contributed by Lisa are seen
as a sculptural process of bringing-to-life, transitioning the two-dimensional into the three-dimensional, embodied in graphite.
But also reflecting on the malleability of how objects are produced and mediated today.
For the visual display the duo produced paravents-style interior made of simple honeycomb boards, covered in a graphite- pigment-solution unfolding through the exhibition space which simultaneously function as passage, paravent and display.