Bad Cushion

Bus Projects, Collingwood

4 July - 28 July 2018

"We are beginning to see what the new model of the home-dweller looks like: 'man the interior designer' is neither an owner nor a mere user- rather, he is an active engineer of atmosphere. Space is at his disposal like a kind of distributed system, and by controlling this space he holds sway over all possible reciprocal relations between objects therein."

Jean Baudrillard, Structures of Interior Design, 1968

Bad Cushion considers the “place-making” capacity of furnishings. Closely examining textile as an agent of domestic spatial practice, the works imagine new spaces of order and exchange where the personal and the personalisable become perverted. Responding to conditions of excess and anxiety, Bad Cushion offers a suite of quasi-furnishings that complicate intentions of spatial and self improvement.

Accessory for Insomnia (sharing) (sharing) (inspire)
Cotton, towel, polyester wadding, deconstructed cotton t-shirt, neodymium magnets, steel, corflute.
86x61cm

Flat Lay Friday (2017)
Cotton, towel, polyester wadding, deconstructed cotton t-shirt, neodymium magnets, steel, corflute.
85x60.5cm

Easy Fill (pet)
Pillow pet, towel, cotton, polyester wadding, neodymium magnets, steel. 
97x72x6cm

https://busprojects.org.au/program/bad-cushion

Photos courtesy of Christo Crocker