Videography and sound by Andreas Kurtsson, andreaskurtsson.se
3 to 5 Seconds is like many other of Jenny Nordberg’s projects part of a larger and ongoing work about how we produce and consume today, how we’ve done historically and how we could do it in the future. In the project 3 to 5 Seconds she examines how different properties from the handmade and mass produced can be combined. 3 to 5 seconds is about bringing together contradictions and hard to achieve qualities. The project combines the uniqueness of the handmade and the speed of the mass produced. Is it possible to make one of a kind handmade items really fast?
The various production methods in the 3 to 5 Seconds project all have in common that every moment should be made within three to five seconds. The project was begun in the summer of 2014 and is continuously ongoing. More objects and processes will be added in onwards. Read more about the three initial production methods below.
Clay, a classic and slow material with time consuming process from material to finished object. The clay used in this project is a quick drying ceramic clay that does not require burning, so called study clay. The shape of the candleholder is determined by the hand, force and direction, the entry point of the candle and the original shape of the two lumps of clay.
Pour out a puddle
In the traditional process of making a mirror, Jenny Nordberg eliminated all unnecessary moments and demands for perfection and total coverage. The steps left to achieve a mirror are then left to mixing three liquids, pouring the mixture onto a piece of glass and wait for five minutes. The result is a multi dimensional mirror effect of silver in indefinite puddle shape.
The goal of the double staining method is to produce both patterns and several colors in as short time as possible. The effect of dipping a folded piece of cloth in two different dyes and then hang it to dry gives both stripes, a tie dye like pattern effect and three colours with various wash effects.
Items from the 3 to 5 Seconds project can be bought at Center of Commerce, centerofcommerce.tictail.com/.