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It is our cup of tea
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, The Department of Design, Crafts and Art (DKK), Ädellab/Metal.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

My main question in this essay is that if it is possible for an object to cause a universal feeling (widely accepted by the majority of people) and, at the same time, if it can connect to personal memories deeply. Can the same object stimulate a universal feeling and yet belong to a particular individual, after he recognized his personal history in such object? I chose “cup” as my main object through witch to investigate my subject. In each chapter, I investigate the object cup from different points of view to see how a cup’s definitions vary. I firstly analyze the object cup according to its shape and remarkable features / elements, then I look into people´s recognition of objects according to the phenomenology. Other important perspectives are the bodily and spatial communication between cups and people, the linguistic activity related to “cup”, my own and other´s private experiences / considerations regarding cups and finally the tea culture which has faithfully penetrated in our lifeThe concept which above all struck and inspired me for my work, was the potential of empty space. The blank space which is offered to viewers/users to fill in with their imagination use “cup” as my main subject to investigate how to communicate with people as an artist, by creating objects that entail an empty space open for interpretations. This essay is an exploration to find out the reason for my creation work as an artist.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 64 p.
Keyword [en]
tea cups, storytelling, design, communication of emotions
Keyword [sv]
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-3233OAI: diva2:458889
Educational program
Jewellery + Corpus (Ädellab/Metal, Master)
Fine Art
Available from: 2011-11-24 Created: 2011-11-24 Last updated: 2011-11-24Bibliographically approved

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