I’ve been thinking about this phrase for some time – non material making – what does mean and how can it be useful?.
After graduating [Fine Art Sculpture] in the mid 90s I found supporting a studio and studio practice prohibitively expensive, especially in London. This term facilitated a shift in my own manufacturing strategies and lifted the burden of ‘stuff’ from my way go doing things.
A few years ago I had the opportunity to take team of technical staff on a staff development exercise and we elected to try and demonstrate this notion in a very clear and unmistakable way. We used Rogue Studios, at the time in Bermondsey, and spent 8 hours straight making this in one go. What I like about this work is no-one had any prior experience of the recording studio environment and the sounds generated were all related to the technical teams workshops and personal interests.
Hope you like it.