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Minute manufacturing

The (re)creation of life

Single use chair

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Individual sun

Urban poetry

Minute manufacturing

Minute Manufacturing is a production system that makes objects by the minute. The cost is measured in custom ‘Diego Coins’: every coin is worth a minute of production time and is the equivalent of one Euro. Diego Faivre makes products from waste materials such as cardboard tubes, plastic boxes and leather strips in the amount of time purchased. To add appeal, he covers each with colourful ‘Diego Dough’ an air-drying clay.

 

 

The

(RE)Creation

of Life

 

The (re)creation of life investigates the ratio of power inbetween human, nature and technology. It results in a constant imbalance, where nature was the strongest

for milleniums.

The harmony and the atmosphere of the globe is made to reconsolidate ourselves toward nature and technology into a new way of life as a symbiosis.By engendering meaningful experiences, connexions and feelings focused on humans basic needs.

The selection of these objects is made to bring true values, and to help us to bring wisdom from the ordinary with their playfulness.

The

Individual

SUN

 

As we can observe, the past few years have often been the theater of giant smogs covering the biggest and most crowded cities on earth. But as the years pass, the strength, the opacity and the period in which these clouds occupy our skies are expanding.

As the population rises, on it’s way to its peak, the need for natural ressources is increasing.

However, even though nations are doing everything in their power to reduce any kind of pollution, the earth will become more and more polluted. Humans are becoming more and more sedentary, their rural exodus will reach by 2095 more than 75 per cent of the world population.

This accumulation of big communities will  focus their pollution on a reduced space and engender thick, strong and long lasting smog clouds.

 

These clouds will be so strong that the sunlight will only slightly go trough it, forcing nations to use urban lightning every day and every night.The sun is a life creator, but the smog clouds are reducing its effect. Urban trees will collapse, central park reduced to a lake surrounded by mud and vertical gardens will move to the countryside as horizontal gardens.

But humans need sun to have a rhythm, otherwise the psychologic and physiologic effect will have a disastrous effect, engendering depression, low energy level and an unhealthy lifestyle. The individual sun will allow humans to rediscover their

original rhythm, reconnecting them towards nature and help them to fulfill and follow their own personal rhythm.

urban poetry

Finding, observing, and feeling are qualities that we have lost over the years. We walk linearly from A to B, paying no attention to our surroundings. I created a qualitative database of details, through the different eyes of a botanist, anthropologist, philosopher, poet, and child. Every detail has a meaning and reason in where it’s positioned, and this is what I wanted to show in gathering this data. In main thoroughfares there is a lot happening; crowds of people, thrumming through streets littered with gum and other litter, underneath garish advertising, leaving traces as they pass. The smaller streets are quieter, and require a harder and more sensitive search. These pieces are neglected and may be useless, but they are an essential record of our time and what is left from our passage. A human trace has a multitude of form, from a pale pink piece of gum wedded to the pavement, to a lost glove or a rusted tin can.

 

720 minutes

of

Soft vandalism

710 minutes of Soft Vandalism is a performance toward the alteration of an hotel room. It relates to the experience of traveling in an anonymous space . However, the 710 minutes of the occupation of the temporary room, that represents the average time spent in an hotel room, will be performed as a soft vandal disguised as a customer determinate to leave a mark.

 The traveler will have two suitcases, one will be containing tools and the other one will be filled with play dough or the so called Diego Dough, brought to change the room atmosphere through the making. The walls, ceiling and floor will be partially covered, the furniture will be fully covered during at the end of the 12 hours.

By alliterating the outline of the space, breaking the straight lines and the right angles, the space will be surreal, enhancing the surfaces. The colorful and textured area will enhance and break the perception of space.  The outcome uncertainness, as most of the decision will be made on spot allowing a stronger influence of the space, and are voluntarily improvised into an instinctive performance leaving a mark and it’s impact for 10 days straight.

The performance will be recorded with surveillance camera during the 12 hours,  starting at 8pm until 8am and displayed as a loop to celebrate the soft vandalism of these 710 minutes.

 

The Disposable/ selfdestructive chair

 

We tend to sit a lot, and in general humans spend more than 7 hours sitting. However, it has health risk and sitting for too long can increase mortality rate. The philosopher Kant used to walk for at least 4 hours every day, and it resulted in a refine ideology. It can allow your mind to connect and to go further with your ideas. The single use chair investigates and invites the users to think before they can sit. They can only use it once, and once they stand up the single use chair will breaks down resulting in a better consideration of the act of sitting.

french - 25

Rotterdam

- man and leisure

 (2013-2018)

 diego@minutemanufacture.com