Together with Benjamin Nagy.
A dumpster is the no man´s land between functional objects and recycled material. This place is the land of oppertunities where every attempt of repurpose is beneficial. Mayfly sculptures start their lifecycle in this vacuum. They are built out of salvaged components, with avoiding radical modifications and limiting the use of tools. Without any prior planning, the built objects is defined by the elements available in the beginning. Only working with the resources on the spot, the designer becomes subordinate to the material they use, reversing traditional roles between them. In this mindset the designer builds without the responsibility of industrial practices, resulting in Mayfly sculptures. These makeshift collages embrace their new assigned functions in an additional lifecycle before finishing in the dumpster where they came from.
Photos by Werkstätte digitale Fotografie / die Angewandte