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Benjamin Storch: Exploring the Boundaries

Workshop  /  28 Oct 2013  -  02 Nov 2013
Published: 17.09.2013
Benjamin Storch: Exploring the Boundaries.
Spazio per le Arti, Villa Le Guadalupe
Management:
Klaudia Ruschkowski
Benjamin Storch. Sculpture: Through the Centre, 2010. Copper. 90 x 90 x 33cm. Benjamin Storch
Sculpture: Through the Centre, 2010
Copper
90 x 90 x 33cm
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Intro
The workshop focuses on the process of ‘anticlastic forming’, where fluid, dynamic surfaces are achieved by stretching the peripheral areas of a sheet metal surface. Participants can work at any scale from jewellery size to about half a meter in diameter.
The workshop focuses on the process of ‘anticlastic forming’, where fluid, dynamic surfaces are achieved by stretching the peripheral areas of a sheet metal surface. The guiding principle is to follow the metal’s inherent tensile properties, without starting with a fixed idea of a finished form. Participants can work at any scale from jewellery size to about half a meter in diameter.

To those interested in a more technical design approach using CAD, I will offer a detailed overview of tools in 'Rhino' that can assist at the design stage and in the practical realisation, to develop templates or analyse curvature in a form.

Benjamin Storch has carried out extensive research on the subject (PhD, School of Jewellery, Birmingham) and is currently applying the processes to create large sculptural works for private and public spaces. The workshop is held in a beautiful location and there is still room for participants to stay at the Villa.

The workshop is limited to six participants.

Besides patience and perseverance in the hammering process, the workshop does not rely on any previous experience.

The workshop will generally be held in English, but Benjamin is fluent in French and German as well.

Dates and price

Dates: 28th of Oct - 2nd of November 2013
(arrival the day before and departure the day after)

Price: 980 Euros for the six day workshop including full room and board for seven days.
Benjamin Storch. Sculpture: Oscillate, 2013. Stainless steel. 40 x 23 x 13cm. Benjamin Storch
Sculpture: Oscillate, 2013
Stainless steel
40 x 23 x 13cm
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Benjamin Storch. Drawing: Curvature Analysis in 'Rhino'. Benjamin, StorchDrawing: Curvature Analysis in 'Rhino'. Benjamin Storch
Drawing: Curvature Analysis in "Rhino"


Benjamin, Storch
Drawing: Curvature Analysis in "Rhino"

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Some outcomes from the workshop in 2010.
Some outcomes from the workshop in 2010

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