• Thursday, 22 April, 2021 - 17:0019:00

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Part of Nocturnes 2021

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO THE ALCHEMY OF CRYSTALS

Roxane Lahidji

© Roxane Lahidji

Crystals and precious stones have captivated humans since the dawn of time. Artificially recreated, they have invaded our multiple industries and have been the subject of many technological advances. Fascinating by their preciousness and their unique structures, they have recently enjoyed cultural success and an imaginative exploration within contemporary art and design where their ornamental function is explored in almost all of its uses.

 

The crystal workshop opens the doors to the scientific, mystical and alchemical world of the crystallization process during which a metal is metamorphosed from one form to another, and you will discover the rich possibilities and mutant mysteries offered by genesis of crystals.

 

In practice :

Each participant brings an object of their choice as well as an airtight jar that can contain the object. Dimensions max 15cm3.
The principle of this workshop is to crystallize the object in order to divert its form and function. The participant will leave with his jar because the crystallization process takes around 24 hours.

 

Roxane Lahidji is a designer specializing in the development and applications of ecological materials. Her research focuses on the creation of luxurious-looking objects and surfaces from accessible resources and common materials. Graduated from the Social Design department of the Design Academy Eindhoven in 2017, Roxane Lahidji developed her "Marbled salt" project and was awarded among the top 100 French international designers by the FD100 prize from VIA and won the Bolia 2019 prize.