Empreinte Vases | Ferreol Babin, CMog | Boisbuchet 2018
In this workshop participants experimented and developed alternative ways of working with glass and ceramic by treating and marking the surfaces with all kind of tools, materials from the surroundings, moulds, and parts their own body. This gave birth to a collective collection of pieces that will all have their own identity, revealing, or lying on their origins, telling stories that may or may not be true.
Ferréol Babin was born in March 1987 in Dijon, France. After first graduating in Space Design in ENSA of Dijon, he moved to Japan, to the Nagoya University of Art & Design. By this time he realised that architecture and space were not the right scale for him to fully express himself and decided to focus on objects. He then worked as an intern at Studio Robert Stadler in Paris. In 2012 he graduated from ESAD of Reims in Object Design. Soon, light appeared to be his favourite material to work with, thanks to its ability to be linked to both an object and the space surrounding it. In 2014 he has been selected for a one-year residency to work at Fabrica, Benetton’s communications research centre based in Treviso, Italy. Under the direction of Sam Baron, his projects included industrial design, scenography or conceptual installations. Ferréol Babin dedicates half of his time collaborating with various furniture and lighting editors where he can incorporate his singular vision and approach of design. The other half is spent on making unique pieces, with an obvious brutalist yet delicate approach. Dirty-hands, a mix of mediums such as painting, sculpture, design and handcraft play their role in each of his creation. His projects are always based on an awareness of function and rationality, combined with a poetic and emotional dimension.
The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world's most important collection of glass, including the finest examples of glassmaking spanning 3,500 years.
Live glassblowing demonstrations (offered at the Museum, on the road, and at sea on Celebrity Cruises) bring the material to life. Daily Make Your Own Glass experiences at the Museum enable visitors to create work in a state-of-the-art glassmaking studio. The campus in Corning, NY, includes a year-round glassmaking school, The Studio, and the Rakow Research Library, the world's preeminent collection of materials on the art and history of glass.
In 2015, the Museum opened a 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing, designed by Thomas Phifer. The new wing includes a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, as well as one of the world's largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions.
Film by Diego Delgado and Alex Harrison
Participants:Ronald van Buuren, Arthur van Buuren, Joris Bonnesoeur, Lucie Guinebault, Caterina Moretti, Bruna Sperling, Rebeca Dias Mancini, Ana Alvear, Carolina Lopez Tomas, Edizalp Akin, Emanuele Sfregola, Elsa Boch, Julien Hernandez, Natasza Griszina, Mary Argyrou, Edgar Ortega .
Technical Team: Carlos Guisasola Suarez, Viktor Reiter, Maximiliam Weidacher
Tutor: Ferréol Babin, Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG)
August 12th to August 18th.