Katrin Baumgarten at Designersblock London 2010

September 16, 2010

Young London-based designer Katrin Baumgarten who recently graduated from the RCA is investigating the aesthetics of disgust.

The Disgusted object

These abstract objects respond to your behaviour and disgust becomes a part of interaction. Disgust acts here as a signal for the user, as well as for other people in the room seeing the user with their object.

As Katrin says: “I am interested in the transformation between the states of disgust to comfort, especially in the moment of abjection when touching a dead object which becomes living matter in surprise. Additionally to this intellectual uncertainty, the reaction of an inanimate object touching back can horrify users.”

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Oxo Tower Wharf
Bargehouse Street
South Bank
London SE1 9PH

Designersblock London 2010 23rd – 26th September

The view from the OXO Tower

Bargehouse is owned and managed by Coin Street Community Builders

Opening times: Designersblock London 2010
23 – 26 September

Thursday 23rd – 10am – 8pm
Friday 10am 24th – 6pm
Saturday 10am 25th – 7pm
Sunday 10am 26th – 6pm


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