Objects of Desire – Culture Corporation
Design: Claus Bjerre, Ditte Hammerstrøm and Jeremy Walton. (Culture Corporation)
Sponsored by Jaguar Club Denmark.
Shrink plastic has been used to wrap a Jaguar E-type, the plastic has been peeled from the car like a facial mask. The plastic is made up of several layers melted together, creating a laminate that holds the form of the car. The form is obscured by negative space and distortion, similar to a dream the form comes and goes. Initial testing had led us to believe the plastic laminate would hold it’s own weight, but we never really tested quite the same size as a car. So we also had to build a wood structure inside it. It would, I still believe, hold its weight if we had applied more layers. Funding was a little tight, so we were not able to use a gas torch, which would have made the process a lot faster than using several hot air guns. This would have enabled the application of more layers. Next time.
- Material: Shrink plastic, Pine frame
- Production / Technique: Thermal heat shrinking plastic. Lamination.
- Dimensions: E-Type Jaguar
- Trapholt, 2004: ‘Shelf portraits’. Culture Corporation. Biennalen for Craft and Design. Kolding
- Nordjyllands Art Museum, 2005: ‘Shelf portraits’. Culture Corporation. Biennalen for Craft and Design. Aalborg.
- Relating Projects: Culture Corporation, Shelf Portraits, Culture shrink.