«Be Extended: Oslo» was originally a soft textile prototype. We wanted to make a concrete cast. The scuplture would be situated on a slope with an inclination of 30 degrees. The plyability of the object was to great advantage in adapting it to the landscape but presented a challenge as to the casting. The solution was to make a mold of the sculpture, on site. The work took ålace in a period from May 20. to July 1. 2019. The process was open to the public.
Tests to explore staining and surface structures on white concrete.
On site testing with the textile prototype
Survey of prototype
Prototype in box
Beginning of making the mold
The Prototype is placed in a plastic sheet preparing the first half of the mold.
The two half molds
Processing of fiberglass mold
Brushing up the surface
Further work on the sculpture surface
Textile objects with sculptural qualities adapted to the individual's needs.
BE EXTENDED 1: 1 won an innovation award in 2016 and is supported by Innovation Norway.
The Be Extended 1: 1 innovation project consists of textile objects with sculptural qualities adapted to the individual's needs.
The prototypes are designed on the basis of observations, interviews and assessments of the various user groups.
BE EXTENDED 1: 1 develops prototypes based on the needs of user groups such as: Premature children in hospitals, elderly people in nursing homes and long-distance travelers.
In the meeting with kindergarten children and paint, the object changes.