|Ironstone from the Ironheart Shiraz vineyards at Yangarra Estate photo Philip White|
The brilliant and pointy Zoe Laughlin's been investigating people's preferences in the wide flavour range of metals ... her well-ground, finely-honed curiosity drives straight through the doors into the DRINKSTER Heretics' Hall Aflame! We got a new one on the team! To hear Zoe's recent Radio New Zealand discussion of this disarming work and her discoveries about the importance of the flavours of cutlery, CLICK HERE. Forget the starched chefwits and all that shiny gastroporn. This is the next frontier: way down under the ground. And just so youse all know, the correct pronunciation is cuttle-ree. Cutler-ee is affectation.
Artist and maker Zoe Laughlin is a co-founder/director of the Institute of Making and the Materials Library project at University College in London. She holds an MA from Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design and obtained a PhD in Materials within the Division of Engineering, King's College London. Working at the interface of the science, art, craft and design of materials, her work ranges from formal experiments with matter, to materials consultancy and large-scale public exhibitions and events with partners including Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery, the V&A and the Wellcome Collection. Her particular areas of interest are currently The Sound of Materials, The Taste of Materials and The Performativity of Matter, with outputs ranging from theatrical demonstration lectures to the making of instruments and features on both radio and television. www.twitter.com/zoelaughlin