Mani-facture was an exhibition of new work made over seven weeks as Artist-in-Residence at the Visible Futures Lab (VFL). VFL is the digital fabrication lab for graduate art and design students at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. www.vfl.sva.edu
Mani-facture refers to the altered relationship of the artist’s hand to the process of making when using software-instructed machinery, in this case a CNC Machine. If the hand usually informs an intuitive exchange with materials, here intention, planning, and result are positioned at a precise remove. The work incorporates the intentional and unintentional uses of MDF in the Lab by students and staff as a primary material for sculptural drawings. The traced textures, embedded lines, and assembled surfaces suggest an immediacy between idea and mechanized execution.
Artist-in-Residence Lecture: https://www.facebook.com/VisibleFuturesLab/videos/1615307738509726/