SITEWIDE Search Results: “found objects”


Coventry @ The Tin Angel
Oct 12, 2010


Ústí nad Labem @ Galerie Emila Filly
Oct 09, 2012


Santa Cruz, CA @ Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History
Sep 13, 2013


Dunedin @ Toitu Otago Settlers Museum
Nov 14, 2013


New Orleans @ The Courtyard Brewery
May 13, 2015


Albany, NY @ Opalka Gallery/The Sage Colleges
Feb 26, 2016


Yellowknife @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
May 26, 2016


Yellowknife @ Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre
Oct 27, 2016


Sunshine Coast @ The J
Sep 20, 2017


Lahore @ Gloria Jean's Coffees Z Block
Nov 11, 2017

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Objects in Disguise


Presented as part of a "Sweden in Style" PechaKucha session held at the SuperDeluxe 10th anniversary party during Tokyo Designers Week 2012, Tove Thambert gives a tour of her work.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 5, 2013.

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Found Object Translation

@ VOL 97 ON NOV 28, 2012

Yota Kakuda (YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN) talks about how he takes second hand objects, which he finds at flea markets, and makes something new with them. (in Japanese with English subtitles)

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Found Objects and a Desk

@ VOL 40 ON JUN 13, 2013

Frida Ersson is a recently-graduated student from Malmsten's college - one of the finest schools of cabinetmaking in the world. Her projects have entailed a fair degree of traveling, which serves as a way of lifitng inspiration for her work. Each trip taken would result in a plethora of found objects that would later see themselves incorporated into her final project; a glorious investment of time to create a stunning piece of craftsmanship - her desk. (in Swedish)


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Found Objects Art


Artists Einar and Jamex de La Torre guide us through their baroque world of mixed media assemblage, installation and blown glass sculpture. Active since the mid 90`s they exhibited in Belgium, France, UK, Mexico and USA and are interested in creating dioramas and public installation small and big-scale works using layering of meaning and material.

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Doug Ing Likes To Make Things

@ VOL 25 ON DEC 11, 2015

Doug Ing likes to make things, whether it is a Vine video, a short documentary, a cartoon or an artwork, he enjoys the act of creating. Often times, a random thought occurs during his daytime activities and that will find itself in an artwork. He finds inspiration from random phrases, Facebook, conversations and dreaming.

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Objects, Metaphors, Relationships

@ VOL 5 ON MAY 19, 2016

Laura Boyce is a sculptor, educator, part time baker and proud owner of a budding shoe collection. She will be talking about her most recent body of work.

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Urban[e] Objects

@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

A cohort of Architecture Students from Woodbury University elected Tokyo to conduce fieldwork studies by the theme  Urban[e] Objects. The research proposes new residential strategies through the translation of objects that can exist simultaneously in multiple scales: as a tea-cup or as an urban building. Their research deploys the use of isometric drawings and urban transects and inspiration derived by traditional Japanese drawing techniques to investigate questions of authenticity, translation of vernacular making methods, and interiority and apply them to contemporary challenges of shelter.


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Objects as Magical Decoys and Divine Allurements

@ VOL 3 ON SEP 09, 2017

Daniel Mack has been creating rustic work for 30 years, making furniture, architectural and garden structures, and sculptural objects. These 20 images, coming from 20 years of workshops in Making at the Omega Institute, explore the nature of an object-made, bought, found, gifted- as divinations or links between the realms of spirit and matter.  

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Objects as Artifacts

@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2017

Furqan Habib is a practicing architect and a product developer, with an interest in design as a problem solving and tool creating exercise. His main focus is how to convert natural systems and processes into digital systems in order to beget new kind of objects. Thanks to digital age and cad/com we have entered a new stage were we can constantly create and iterate our design. The question is how can we use these systems as tools to create new tangible and intangible meanings. The aim of this presentation is to present objects that have been creating as mentioned above.

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Posture/Gesture: Paintings of Laurie Lisonbee

@ VOL 16 ON SEP 25, 2018

Laurie Lisonbee shows artworks of the human figure in yoga postures as metaphors for states of being. Depictions of bodily contortions and mudras of the hand are crafted into relic-like objects.  From art historical sources, junk piles, and yoga practice, Lisonbee derives a painting process akin to devotional meditation.

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Found Objects Translation

Yota Kakuda presents (in Japanese, at PKN Tokyo Vol. 97) on how he takes second hand objects -- which he finds at flea markets -- and makes something new with them. For a deeper look at Yota's beautiful design work, head over to his personal site.

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PKN Posters: Znojmo Vol. 2

The Czech Republic city of Znojmo hosted their Volume 2 in late October of last year, but that won't stop us from making you aware of their collage-style poster made specially for that event. Utilizing found objects to form the words "PechaKucha" struck us as very clever; the creativity we see here at PK HQ never ceases to amaze. To see more great posters from PechaKucha nights all over the world, check out our Tumblr blog. 

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Minor Urban Disasters

Each day we pass by what Ariel Schlesinger calls "Minor Urban Disasters". These can include, but are not limited to: lazy constructions, acts of frustration taken out on physical objects, and discarded or misplaced products.  In this edition of Presentation of the Day from PKN Tokyo Vol. 74, he points out the fact that most of us tend to overlook the humor, or sadness that can be found when coming into contact with these small peculiarities. One must have sympathy for the inanimate, for these senseless acts of human savagery and carelessness are vicious: cinder block heedlessly used to fill a circular window in Tel Aviv, a tossed-aside umbrella bent by some angry soul, bricks once painted with signs of guidance improperly re-situated, road signs knocked back by trucks not suited for the clearance height. Won't you open your heart to those who cannot defend themselves?

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Objects in Disguise

Phasmatodea -- commonly known as stick-insects or leaf-bugs -- are an order of insects who blend very well into their surroundings. Swedish designer Tove Thambert was inspired by these animals' ability to convince the viewer that they were seeing something very ordinary, and set out to produce a whole range of "Objects in Disguise".  In this edition of "Presentation of the Day" (from Tokyo Designer's Week 2012, as a part of a special "Sweden in Style" PechaKucha event) Thambert discusses the process by which she finds items or accessories that may have a certain social stigma about them. One example she shows is the mirror: this item is something every woman carries in her purse, but most men would not be caught dead with a mirror on his person. For this reason, Tove concocted a mirror that fit the place you might find a pocket-watch on a suit. When her grandfather felt embarassed to walk with a cane, she designed one that looked more similar to something everyone carries about: an umbrella. 

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Wood and Steel

Welding, cutting, bending, sand-blasting, polishing, Sjors van Buyten does it all; and in this edition of Presentation of the Day (from PKN Hong Kong Vol. 14) he elaborates on the pieces he's crafted from found objects. Sjors works primarily with metals, wood, and light -- and the results are often electrifying.

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Gundam Jewelry

Jewelry designer and professor at the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry Mikiko Minewaki shares (from the special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo, held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien inside the TDW Dome) her unique accessories, built using pieces of plastic Gundam models, as well as many other found objects. She questions the necessity of adornment, and endorses the act of making new of something old. 

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Found Object Translation

In today's Presentation of the Day, "Found Object Translation" from PKN Tokyo Vol. 97, Yota Kakuda (YOTA KAKUDA DESIGN) talks about how he takes second hand objects, which he finds at flea markets across Europe and Asia, and makes something new with them. Yota is often inspired by the vintage items he finds, and is motivated to construct something new and unique as a result. 

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Poster for PKN Knoxville Vol. 9

Beth Meadows is a talented local artist who is well known for her creative abstractions of found objects, architectural spaces, and historic structures.  She volunteered her time to design the poster for Knoxville's 9th Pecha Kucha and for that we are grateful!    She choose this painting for the poster for the architectural qualities and proportion of the space - perfect for the integration of PKN into Architecture Week!  The couple [and their cats] are taking time from thier busy schedules to sit quietly and listen.  Sometimes PKN can get a little rowdy but the reason we all attend is to listen to a passionate community member share thier craft with us.  It is an inspiring evening of reflection and gratitde.   Beth Meadows graduated from the University of Tennessee with a BFA in Studio Art in 2007. She has lived and worked in Knoxville since then and currently manages The Salvage Room for the non-profit Knox Heritage, receiving and selling historic building materials. She is also the Director, as well as an artist, of 17th Street Studios, a work space for thirteen artists near downtown Knoxville. To view more of her work visit her site    

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How I Found My Passion in a Dumpster

"When I look at a dumpster filled with newspapers, cardboard boxes, and styrofoam I see ... a dress." A do-it-yourselfer, woods wanderer, dressmaker, stargazer, wanderluster, rock collector, music maker, tree planter, baker, recycler, upcycler, and bicycle rider, Michelle Sin talks about how -- when working on a high school project -- she turned a little passion and a LOT of glue into a movement. In "How I Found My Passion in a Dumpster" from PKN Markham Vol. 5 Michelle shows us how she combined her desire to change the world with her love to make dresses into the fashion statement of the 21st century.

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Performing, Creating and Collaborating

"The great thing about collaboration is that it is driven by structure." In "Performing, Creating and Collaborating" from PechaKucha Night Sunshine Coast Vol.18, Christopher Allery has had a 20 year creative career that has focused on the art of collaboration. This began with an art show during his second year of his Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art). Staged at the Majestic Theatre in Pomona, Chris worked with fellow friends and fellow undergrads to create an immersive installation and performance incorporating found objects, artificial light, and original music which was performed on the Majestic’s grand piano. In this presentation, Chris shares collaborative relationships that he has explored have been fruitful but also stretched him sometimes painfully, but also professionally, and creatively.