TALK & DISCUSSION
TALK & DISCUSSION
Thinker Maker Space of CYENS presents the talk and project showcase “Woven Clay” by the artist in residence Demetris Shammas.
During his residency at Thinker Maker Space, Demetris explored the possibilities of ceramic 3D printing. By reimagining the object as an intertwining line in space-a thread-his ceramic pieces embody the essence of woven fabrics, knitting, or basketry. Their texture, rhythm, undulations, repetitions, emerge from the interplay between the predetermined programmable toolpath and the unpredictability of clay, its plasticity and behavior under gravity loads.
These experimentations provide the groundwork for Demetris’ final case study: a small-scale aquaponics system composed of assemblable ceramic modules that will be fabricated in October for WIP Arts & Technology festival.
Registration is only required for the artist talk as limited spaces are available. Registration & participation are free. The showcase is open to the public. No registration is required.
Demetris Shammas (b.1984) is a Cyprus-based architect and new media artist. During the TMS Residency, Demetris focused on ceramic extrusion, integrating computational processes with the inherent properties of clay.
Demetris holds a Diploma of Architecture from the National Technical University of Athens (2011) and a master’s degree from the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design at ETH Zurich (2013), where he worked and taught until 2021. He has showcased his work in festivals and exhibitions worldwide, including the World Expo (UAE 2022), BMW Art Club (PL 2022), Ars Electronica Festival (AT 2020), Mapping Festival Geneva (CH 2016), and Athens Digital Arts Festival (GR 2015)
WEBSITE | www.shammas.xyz
SOCIAL MEDIA | instagram/dshmms