Internship | thesis

sculptural object
1:1
2019



LUXURY OF CHOICE
OBJECTS FOR SELF-DELIVERANCE

“A collection of 19 objects for a voluntary death.
Methodically crafted. Completely real.
To address the topic of euthanasia through a series of fully functional objects was a difficult but crucial decision.
These objects are not an attempt to glamorize or promote taking one’s own life, but to consider self-deliverance as a worthy act; the one that requires a sense of the personal and intimate.
As individuals we avoid the topic of dying yet culturally we are conversely infatuated with death, with films and stories of murder.
On the other hand, we mourn the dead, memorialise, attend wakes and funerals. But there is this liminal space in between where the actual transition occurs. This we don’t talk about. We are so fascinated with death but so fearful of dying.” - Sruli recht

In my Thesis I take a closer look in to suicide (interviewing different religions and age’s)  and try to figure out if our society will ever be open for it. This research is a result of my bachelor proof. The
bachelor proof is a conceptual tool for self in control
euthanasia (Suicide), this tool is in our time conceptual
but can be real in the future. 
I found a way to translate Sruli’s vision and styling to make 3 products in a production line. All the shapes are a cohesion between my vision and his.


A SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE

Electrocution Bath Bomb
CNC Milled Oxidized Steel, PCB, Capacitors



DESCRIPTION
Electrocution Defibrillator orb, charged via contact points, and used
within wet environments for increased conductivity, preferably in
bath tub. The milled parametrically modeled surface acts as the
+/- respectively. The ball is rotated 90deg to prime and discharges
2000volts, arresting the heart. Three pulses vibrate before activation
– Sound design Jeremy Gara.
WITH BAITED BREATH

Rapid Suffocation
Oxidized Silver, Cyanoacrylate, Albino Human Hair



DESCRIPTION
3D Printed oxidized sterling silver tea service for super-glue.
Tea-pot style pourer, brush with albino human hair bristles, and
receiving bowl used seal shut the mouth and nostrils for fast
suffocation.


WHO BY FIRE

Self Immolation Perfume Set
CNC Oxidized Steel, Blown Frosted Glass, Flint, Perfume, Ethanol

 
DESCRIPTION
Perfumed ethanol spray bottle with incorporated flint steel and
stone.
Spray is used to cover the body in fine specially made high-content
ethanol mist before rotating flint around steel for ignition.