As part of the 100 Chairs in 100 Days program at RMIT Design HUB, London based artist and designer Martino Gamper led an intensive three-day workshop 7-9 March 2015 with a group of design practitioners and researchers drawn from the local community.
Under the collective title of Post Forma, the ‘leaping off’ point for the workshop was taken from Gamper’s process- driven practice to explore design ideas through collaborative making and interrogations into the local condition of inner city Melbourne.
Workshop participants included: Emma Aiston, Ed Cutting, Tim Fleming, Brad Haylock, Sarah Jamieson, Ronnie Lacham, Simone LeAmon, Elliott Mackie, Tim McLeod, Tin Nguyen, Christie Petsinis, Simon Spain and Daniel To.
An outcome of the workshop Simone LeAmon produced ‘My compilation’ a set of four wearable tracks (necklaces) made from vinyl records.
The idea for the work grew from an encounter with an enormous collection of vinyl records in a second hand store in Melbourne’s CBD. Reflecting on ideas of curating, collecting and collections – this gathering of vinyl is a homage to a type of collection that we may never see again. Selecting meaningful songs/soundtracks from a number of LeAmon’s own vinyl records (yet to be thrown away – but inevitable) they are now worn around her neck. Kind of like one’s own personal soundtrack to their life – a compilation of sorts fashioned from the music that still resonates. A new purpose for the material, made meaningful through the artefact.