Tania Ostorga, MFA ’11


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Name: Tania Ostorga

Graduation: 2011

Program: MFA

The Rope Project. I approached this project by deconstructing the rope. I decided to convert the rope into a tool. I started by becoming familiar with the rope. I played, dragged, and tied it into different knots. The interaction made the rope more flexible and easy to handle. Restrictions – 15 minutes every day for 14 days. At the beginning the restriction was challenging. It was hard to know what to do with the rope. I spent most of the time thinking how to find an appropriate or a clever solution to the object. Since this approach didn’t take me anywhere, I decided to stop worrying about time and started focusing more on the nature of the object. At this point I started cutting the rope into smaller pieces. I took all the small pieces apart. I was surprise to see how many threads each piece of rope was made of. As the project became more interesting I was finally discovering the structure of the object and I was able to visualize the object for his nature more than for its form. I leaned that it is better for me as a designer to see things for what they really are, to focus on the essence more that its function. I understood that objects have the flexibility to transform, so why not give them the chance to do it. The Rope Project Video