DesignMarch: Vicious Circle
A circle has no beginning nor end.
In the exhibition that is held at Reykjavík Art Museum - Kjarvalsstaðir in connection with DesignMarch product designer Hanna Dís Whitehead (IS) and ceramic designer Raili Keiv (EE) explore the possibilities of a circle shape.
Hanna Dís investigates the possibilities within the circle by dividing it into parts, finding new forms within it and working in different materials. The shapes developing into products that all have the same origin but different expressions.
Raili Keiv shows various experiments as well as working with the properties of two materials - warm wood and cold porcelain. They enter into dialogue acquiring commonalities. Porcelain transforms into wood or the other way round, bearing the visual characteristics of the other material by the aid of the artist.
A vicious circle is an explanation that calls for questions. In this case, the vicious circle is, to some extent, satisfying. The designers enjoy continuing to ask questions do not dwell long on the answer and then ask themselves again - there is no final answer.
The ceramic designer seeks a certain perfect circle shape with porcelain, which has a strong tendency to bend when fired while the product designer seeks to always find a new problem and solve it. Their process has no beginning nor end. It is a vicious circle.