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The story of "660.32°"
Techniques and materials make us able to construct the extraordinary. However, when we hand over the process of making to a global industry, we lose touch with our own capabilities. Turning back to an individual expertise, a personal craftsmanship, to control ones own environment, makes way for an unrestricted aluminum age.
Welding – connecting two things of the same material by melting – is brought back to its essence. The aluminum structures by Jeroen Wand show a kind of optimistic primitivism; the material is modern and high-tech, whereas the straightforward technique creates an irregularity that hints to the rough finish of artefacts from the Iron and Stone Age. 660.32°, the melting point of aluminum, is the only necessary knowledge to produce these objects, creating a modern yet primeval open source process.