Of Movement and Material addresses the way in which the human body and an amorphous substance like glass influence each other, the elements created in a dance between maker and material.
Starting out from ancestral research, Philipp Weber deconstructed the industrial process of making coke from fossil coal. In From Below he invented a machine that fires objects from a material that usually only serves as a raw material to produce iron.
How can music influence glassblowing and what does it sound like when a musician is asked to step into a dialogue with a glassblower?
Participating in Villa Noailles’ tenth anniversary of ‚Design Parade‘ Philipp was asked to present a project focusing on the material cork. A three-week material investigation studies the cork oak’s precious essence ‚suberin’.
‘A Strange Symphony On Colours’ explores the technical innovation of a new glassblowing tool, which was developed in the preceding project A Strange Symphony.
In this project Philipp Weber altered the main tool of the glassblower, his blowing pipe. ‘A Strange Symphony’ shows a different and new approach towards glassmaking.
An investigation of the old craft of passement production as well as an exploration of a modern knitting technique resulted in the creation of voluminous textiles – in collaboration with the Textiel Museum Tilburg.
A five-course-menu that made all taste buds dance. Diners’ Ensemble is student project that connected culinary notes with musical nuances.