On Tue, Oct 5th at 4 pm in English
Design Museum’s Instagram Live / The recording will be online until Oct 19th. Watch the recording on InstagramTV here
The installation Rhythm Without End (– 24 Oct 2021) is showcased at the changing space of Design Museum’s permanent exhibition, Utopia Now – The Story of Finnish Design. The installation is created by artist Caitlin Yardley. Before Rhythm Without End closes we get to meet the artist on Instagram Live. In this live discussion, Yardley talks about the ideas behind her installation together with Design Museum’s curator Anna Vihma. In the centre of her installation is a renowned piece of Finnish design, the Bögenblick plate (by Aino Aalto) and photograms made of that object.
The Rhythm Without End considers the movement and influence of design objects, using ideas of circulation, rhythm and repetition to explore how they might simultaneously inhabit our world and be a lens from which to view it. Drawing on the object collection and image archives of the Design Museum, Yardley focuses on encounters with cylindrical, spherical or round forms and evidence of spinning movement. Rhythm Without End establishes that circulation, as a formal and figurative concept, is an embedded condition of design, evident across various disciplines. The installation follows this logic through a deep focus on a single design – Aino Aalto’s Bölgeblick glass dinner plate from 1932.
Caitlin Yardley Caitlin Yardley (b. 1984) is an Australian artist based in London. Her practice draws on institutional research, biography, and material abstraction as methodologies to consider the archive and its relationship to constructions of distance, influence and narrative. Yardley’s work has been entangled with Finnish design for several years now. She developed a wide body of work from research at the Alvar Aalto Foundation in 2014 following the identification of a piece of Alvar Aalto’s furniture in the Freud Museum Archives in London. Later, she developed a project titled Mobile Composition (2017) on the art collection that moved through Maison Louis Carré, a house Aalto designed for a Paris art dealer.