Throughout history, the definition of what materials are and what desired properties would be has changed, from spiritual connotations, to efficient uses in industry, to shaping it through design into new products and environments. In the near future associations with synthetic materials, such as Metamaterials are already creating new understandings of what materials are and how they would cause transformations in the society.
The experiments in this project are designed to suggest new experiences and social interactions that make new material values accessible. Ordinary materials are used to open up questions about possible futures where unusual needs, risks, fears and benefits can appear – magical radiating sugar-crystals question our hunger for increasing energy and power consumption, uncanny mutating medicals based on glycerin spread vaccines in an invasive way over the body for health and safety, super-absorbent surfaces out of carbon alter the way we deal with upcoming cognitive challenges in new media objects and invisible gelatine mixtures question the way we will forecast situations in front of our eyes.
The investigated material-based experiments can be seen to build up a periodic system of materials as a platform for more developments, dialogues and collaborations in the field of forces, matter and design.