ちんどぐ

2021

von Lisa Cipriano

As a response to the challenges of togetherness, prescribed distance and proximity during Covid-19 we created Chindogu* objects. Following the ten tenets of Chindogu, each object must insist on its freedom and absurdity, it must be universally understandable and thus, must constitute a non-verbal form of communication. «Gripper Set» – spare pair fingers make snacking good clean fun. We´ve been working in the ceramic workshop preparing the clay mould which we filled up with silicone and merched it with a wooden tong. «Spiked Gloves« - «Spiked Gloves» make sure you keep your hands off your face. *The Japanese «unuseless objects» by journalist Kenji Kawakami – called Chin-dogu – are strange inventions that can be seen as manifestations of political, economic and poetic resistance. While they promise a function and are usable to some degree, they remain completely useless. In collaboration with Stella Auburger. Duration: one week. Advisor: Susanna Hertrich.