RCA SHOW 2012

Alexander du Preez

Innovation Design Engineering


Hand Made by Machines


In the world of fabrication, the use of machines for efficiency and cost savings has replaced the need for human input.

In the future, instead of distancing the maker from the final object with sophisticated machines, we need to develop means by which machine and man can coexist. I aim to find a fabrication technique where the user has an intimate relationship with a making machine, treating it as a personal tool rather than a form of reproduction.



+44 (0)7787 020 660

alex.dupreez@network.rca.ac.uk


Supported by: The James Dyson Foundation


CV

Degrees

BSc (Eng), Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2008; PG Dip, Fine Art, Byam Shaw School of Art, 2010

Experience

Intern, Oranjevis, St Helena Bay, 2006; Intern, Globe Engineering, Cape Town, South Africa, 2008; Intern, ...XYZ Design, Cape Town, South Africa, 2009

Exhibitions

Open, Cheshire Street, London, 2010; Making Things Happen, Byam Shaw School of Art, London, 2010; Exhibit, London College of Communication, London, 2010

Awards

James Dyson Foundation Bursary, 2012