As part of our submission for the Gallaudet University Competition (a University in Washington DC for the Deaf Community) we were asked to make an installation piece that might convey our early response and attitude towards the project.
Our installation was derived from observations of the campus – both physical and social. We made a piece of furniture to carry a collection of vessels (in collaboration with the ceramicist Derek Wilson) around which people might gather and collect: to talk, share experience, agree or debate. Whilst at a different scale, the same basic values of human interaction defined our early experiences of Gallaudet’s community and campus.
Made by a collection of craftspeople (a carpenter, a ceramicist and a metal–worker) we intended that the installation would assert the values of making and experience above image and effect.