Lore Langendries

Belgium,

Lore Langendries is a Belgian artist who received her Master’s degree in Arts from the MAD-faculty (Media, Arts and Design Faculty) in Hasselt in 2010. In 2015 she completed a PhD in Arts at the KU Leuven, the University of Hasselt and the MAD-Faculty of Hasselt. Lore’s research questions the nature of reproductions via a fusion of natural materials, mechanical treatment and the handmade, a process she has described as hunacturing.

 

Her research interests include the interaction between manual and mechanical, balancing between the unique and the serial object. She focuses on the tactile and physical aspects of design, the behaviour and qualities of materials, digital technology and her own subjective and intuitive role as a creator. In a playful, experimental approach, materials are used as active agents in the design and making process, acting as material as subject and matter, resulting in wearable and un-wearable objects that maneuver freely between disciplines.

 

Lore Langendries won the 2017 Henry Van de Velde Award for Design in Flanders, Belgium.

 

“In a world dominated by technology and the digital image, I perceive an increased separation from the physicality and emotional impact of the artefact.  As we are more and more virtually connected, tactile perception is overshadowed by visual culture, making touch the hungriest sense of all.  Yet a desire grows to surround our selves with objects imbued with a more human touch.  The use of innovative industrial techniques is no longer ignored within the craft world, since they clearly offer novel possibilities in the design and the manufacturing of objects.  In my work I use these processes but seek a balance between them and the human touch.  I use an unconventional combination of natural animal materials and industrial mechanical treatment, like laser cutting, which enables me to achieve another perspective on reproduction.  In a traditional computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) workflow, the design process and the implementation are clearly separated. However, I’m using the technique in such a way that it not only carries out the work but it actually becomes part of the design process.  By handling the machine myself, in combination with natural materials, I’m counteracting the standard automated process and creating a more open working process: handling an innovative digital technology through a craftsman-like way of thinking.  The natural distinctness of each animal hide is used as an active agent in the design and production process; I’m using the material as subject and as matter.  A close-up, focusing on hidden details, gives an entirely new perspective on the structural formation of the materials.”

 



Unie #2 brooch, 2015, springbok hide, saddle leather, magnet

More work by Lore Langendries

Hunacturing SC brooch by Lore Langendries Hunacturing SC brooch , 2016, spingbok hide, saddle leather, magnet ,
Hunacturing brooch by Lore Langendries Hunacturing brooch , 2014, cowhide, saddle leather, magnet ,
Hunacturing RDC brooches by Lore Langendries Hunacturing RDC brooches , 2016, roedeer hide, saddle leather, magnets ,
Hunacturing brooch by Lore Langendries Hunacturing brooch , 2014, springbok hide, saddle leather, magnet ,
Hunacturing RDC brooches by Lore Langendries Hunacturing RDC brooches , 2015, roedeer hide, saddle leather, magnets ,
Hunacturing RDC 50 brooch by Lore Langendries Hunacturing RDC 50 brooch , 2015, roedeer hide, saddle leather, magnet ,
Hunacturing Vuow #5 pendant by Lore Langendries Hunacturing Vuow #5 pendant , 2016, springbok hide ,
Hunacturing Vouw #1 pendant by Lore Langendries Hunacturing Vouw #1 pendant , 2015, goat hide, waxed cotton thread ,
Hunacturing SC brooch by Lore Langendries Hunacturing SC brooch , 2015, springbok hide, saddle leather, magnet ,
Hunacturing RDS brooch by Lore Langendries Hunacturing RDS brooch , 2015, roedeer hide, saddle leather, magnet ,
Hunacturing Vouw #1 pendant by Lore Langendries Hunacturing Vouw #1 pendant , 2015, springbok hide, waxed cotton thread ,
Unie #3 brooch by Lore Langendries Unie #3 brooch , 2015, springbok hide, saddle leather, magnet ,
Unie #2 brooch by Lore Langendries Unie #2 brooch , 2015, springbok hide, saddle leather, magnet ,
Degradé pendant & brooch by Lore Langendries Degradé pendant & brooch , 2016, springbok hide, saddle leather, magnet ,
My brooch is your tie brooches by Lore Langendries My brooch is your tie brooches , 2016, roedeer hide, saddle leather, magnets ,

Exhibitions

Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery

August 12 to September 13, 2014

The inaugural Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery, won by Kiko Gianocca, Sara Gackowska and Patrícia Correia Domingues.