FATBERG Workshop / Launch
FATBERG WORKSHOP / LAUNCH
MIKE THOMPSON & ARNE HENDRIKS
23RD OCTOBER 2014 @ MU, STRIJP S, EINDHOVEN
Looking out towards the ocean, FATBERG is easily spotted by the flock of seagulls circling above, swooping down to take a welcome nibble of its vast store of energy. Only a few square meters of the manmade island lift themselves above the waves, bobbing slowly up and down, side to side. If you ask the creators of FATBERG why they made it, you might hear: we feel the need to archive our times; or, we’re building a strategic reserve, anticipating difficult times ahead. The truth is they don’t know why, they simply know they must…
FATBERG is an ongoing critical design research project focused on the construction and growth of a floating island of fat – the FATBERG.
On Thursday 23rd October during Dutch Design Week 2014, Mike Thompson and Arne Hendriks begin their epic voyage to build the FATBERG. You, the public, are invited, to observe as they get hands-on with fat, learn about its properties, design new tools, discuss the logistics of actually constructing such a large scale object of fat to float in a body of open water, and generally have an inspiring day in which they open up fresh perspectives on this most divisive of materials. The results from the launch will later become part of the first public exhibition and kick-off of the FATBERG at MU, Eindhoven on Friday 28th November 2014.
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