Magnhild Disington is a mixed media artist whose work focuses on material experimentation and developing materials for visual trend analysis. Her MA project Deviated Evolution focused on the relationship between individuals and their portable electronics. Through materials experimentation, Disington explored the emotional value materials can bring to electronic devices.
With The Modern Amulet, an extension of her MA project, Disington balances the emotional value between the information we carry and the objects we use to carry them.
I love the use of natural materials, supple in form and rich in texture, in contrast to the precise and inflexible technology.
Future Connections is a set of futuristic phone concepts that question the aesthetics of electronics devices. It is created as a culutral probe and is meant to provide inspiration as to the what these products can look and feel like in the future.
Who wouldn’t wanted a furry, feather light phone (perhaps a faux-fur one?) with soft ill-proportioned clumsy buttons? It is beautifully antithetical to the iPhone and makes me somewhat hungry for the potent intimacy it possess that my ordinary Iphone lacks in its sheen and luster. Read this great interview with Magnhild Disington on Spon On:Textiles.