Gavin Jones creates hypnotic mechanical installations exploring the pleasures of functionality through the spectacle of the machine. His work questions the control that is proposed by technology, often juxtaposing a mechanical accuracy with uncontrollable organic materials.
His graduation project ‘The Surfactant Continuum (watch until the end)’ will be on display at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, from 01/03/2021 as part of the exhibition ‘Moving In Stasis’. As we adapt to the implications of living within a pandemic, our interactions have become increasingly mediated by images and how they control our gaze and attention. This work explores the structure of visual spectacle, juxtaposing a physical machine with its online representation.
MA Contextual Design. Cum Laude. @DesignAcademyEindhoven
BA 3D Design and Craft. First Class hons. @Univeristy of Brighton
G20. Dutch Design Week. Online. 2020.
La Vilette Makerz. Festival 100%. Paris. 2019.
The Spectacle of the Machine. MA Thesis. -PDF: click to read-
A Prayer for the Digital Age. C Magazine. -PDF: click to read-