Title of presentation: Touch
Lore Langendries (1988), doctor in the Arts since 2015, is an artistic maker active in the field of contemporary jewellery and object design based in Hasselt, Belgium. In 2010 she received her Master's degree in Arts at PXL-MAD (Media, Arts and Design Faculty) in Hasselt. From 2011 until 2015 she did a PhD in Arts at the KU Leuven, the University of Hasselt and the MAD-Faculty of Hasselt.
Her research interests include the interaction between the manual and mechanical, balancing between the unique and the serial with a particular focus on the tactile and physical of artefacts. The behavior of natural animal material in combination with digital technology and her own intuitive role as a maker are key. Central to her work is the use of geometrical shapes showing the essence and beauty of animal hides in their most elementary forms. The material is used as an active agent in the design and making process, handling the material as subject and matter.