Guest lecture: Daniel Eatock
Announcing this semester’s Joint AHO/KHiO keynote lecture! Please come to:
Daniel Eatock has a practice shaped by discovery, invention, and an alert sensitivity to coincidence and contradiction. His work employs wry humour and reductive, serial logic to reorient our methods for making sense of the world.
A graduate of London’s Royal College of Art, Eatock has worked with clients that include Channel Four Television and the Serpentine Gallery.
Driven by ideas and the fluidity of language and its categories, his works are equally invested in a curiosity about the physical properties of objects and materials and the range of circumstances in which we might encounter them. Unforeseen solutions to familiar challenges (domestic storage and display, stationery, website design) join an expanding roster of more idiosyncratic, client-less efforts, such as Eatock’s ongoing attempts to draw a perfect freehand circle, sustain a helium balloon at a constant height, or carry a glass of seawater from the ocean to his bedside. These and other projects offer contingent forms of value and meaning amidst the chaos of the everyday.
Daniel is recognized as a leading designer (formally through his company Foundation 33), who through his work has been challenging the language and concepts of what Visual Communication is or could be.
See his work here.
13:00 - 14:30
Store auditorium, AHO