RESIDENCY by Résvés Mértola

A site-specific project in the region of Mértola, Portugal, created at the Design Residency Résvés in partnership with the University of Fine Arts in Lisbon. The project defined the local river - Guadiana, as its starting point, which was once one of the main communication channels between Portugal and the rest of the world. The region is also known for its archaeological excavations and ceramic artifacts, which were mostly found along the river bed.

360 UNDERWATER was a way of exploring the force of the river and the stories it carries. The custom-made machine is activated by a watermill and prints ceramic containers at a very slow pace, following the motion of the river's currents.  
A junction between manual, artisanal, technological, and digital language.

Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 100 cm
Material: metal, acrylic, 3D printed acessories, seringe and ceramic recipe

Collab with João Abreu Valente

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