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Flavie Audi

MA work

In the Pursuit for Sensual Clarity

This body of work reflects my research into the technical possibilities between glass and silver and endeavours to establish an aesthethic I term Sensual Clarity.

I twist, reverse and challenge rebelliously techniques. Glass and silver are melted together. As a result colours do not emerge with pigments but by chemical reactions, and shapes arise not by blowing but by sucking the air out.

I put in place the different stages of the making and bring together the craftsmen similar to a choreography or an orchestration. 

Info

  • FLAVIE AUDI
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Ceramics & Glass, 2014

    Specialism

    GLASS

  • I am an artist currently exploring different sets of materials with a strong desire to create works that have a powerful spatial dimension. I believe that an architectural gesture and a work of art are both about making space. In a dematerialized world where all is virtual or mass produced, I believe there is a desire to return to some kind of materiality. I embrace simplicity and directness as a positive practice. Reduction and Distillation down to the essentials are fundamental in order to reconstruct, challenge and twist rebelliously conventional rules. By setting up an intimate relationship with materials, a sense of sensuality and life could be expressed. I look for hidden potentials, accidents and discoveries in materials to reveal aesthetic and technical qualities. My interests lie in creating experiences of mystery with spatial and visual encounters that invite for contemplation and meditation: a kind of seeing like a 'let it go'. My desire is to reconcile the idea of surpassing meaning while seeking to reveal aspects of humanity, sensuality, clarity, directness and simplicity. I try to enhance and go deeper in the mystery of our world, instead of demystifying it, because by getting lost in nothingness or mystery we find clarity. Therefore finding a spatial refuge for Clarity and Nothingness, a Clear-Space is needed. I strive towards the development of an aesthetic I've termed Sensual Clarity. The insight into the void is not a spiritual abyss but a place to connect with the self. Nothing matters even more than Everything.

  • Degrees

  • AADIPL, RIBA PART II Architecture, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 2011
  • Experience

  • Co-founder, FATED STUDIO, London, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • The Future Room, John Lewis, London, 2014; Art Food Project, Flow Gallery, London, 2013