My work is about looking, observing; drawing inspiration from the domestic objects around me and their formal qualities that usually go unnoticed due to the fact that we are so accustomed to them.
I draw inspiration from their everydayness and function to create my own interpretations, at times stripping them bare of their purpose of existence or shifting the attention of the viewer to its form, making them objects of aesthetic admiration.
My focus for this project Functional Objects of Dysfunction, a collection of purposeless objects, is challenging the purpose of everyday objects and reappropriating them in order to reach new meanings regarding the familiarity and purpose of their being.
In my work there is a fine line between function, utility, and subjective thought, just as there is between design, architecture, and art. By manipulating the form and function of certain objects, I endeavour to alter habitual expectations and associations.
Tile with indents made to put the IKEA FROSTA stool on
A plaster tile, custom-made to fit specific objects in a household. Usually used along other tiles as such, curating the placement of furniture in a house, leaving no space for rearrangement.
MATERIALS: 40 x 40 x 10 cm plaster tile, IKEA FROSTA wooden stool
Process – Plaster Tile
Equipment: 40x40x10 wooden box and frame, plaster, thick plastic, heat gun
Egg box shaped case used to store teeth
A case used to store rotten teeth, inspired the utilitarian purpose of an egg box.
MATERIALS: Plastic, Ceramic teeth
A plinth for a plinth
A wooden plinth which purpose is to display another wooden plinth.
MATERIALS: Two 40 x 40 x 80 cm MDF wood plinths, white paint
Chainmail egg Bag
A bag to carry eggs.
MATERIALS: silver chain links, rubber eggs
‘THE FOX’ SHORT FILM
A collaborative film project between Eirini Kalogera and Julia Johnstone.
A film depicting the transformation of a human into a half-fox half-woman persona.
Director of Photography (Super-8 Film): Lucas Orozco
Music by students at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Violinist: Paul Docherty
Trombonist: Symone Hutchison