Philipp Weber: Composing Processes
– 18 April 2018
The year 2018 marks a big anniversary for the Berlin Kunstgewerbemuseum and the International Design Center Berlin – the former was founded 150 years ago, and the latter half a century ago. They are celebrating with a joint series of exhibitions and events entitled Design Views.
For three weeks each, Berlin-based studios will be presenting new developments in design and offering space for interacting and networking. In the current third exhibition of the series, Philipp Weber is displaying his works in the Kunstgewerbemuseum and illustrates his poetic understanding of materials and traditional craft techniques.
The project A Strange Symphony visualises the work of a glassblower where Weber has transformed the blowpipe into a musical instrument. The “glassmaker trumpet” emphasises the “particular rhythm of the glassblower and the almost musical interaction with the viscous material”, according to the description on the website. His second project From Below takes a practical view of the industrial production of coke and, through his choice of materials, he gives the process a new meaning.
Philipp Weber reflects traditions and their processes, and develops new perspectives on craftsmanship using an artistic material language.