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BioPlaSTic eXPeriMenTS


Bioplastic experiments Zalán Szakács © Experiment periode 16 September 2013 – 2 November 2013 Photography Michiel van Gageldonk ©


Bioplastic experiments Zalรกn Szakรกcs Module 1 Man and Well BeinG

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pig bladder pig intestine


pig intestine and pig bladder An overview about the project

________ As Transsylvanian born person I took part of lot of pig slaughteries in my childhood during the wintertimes. Since then I became conciouse about this unique tradition, the slaughtery process and the anatomy of the mammals. After the process every part of the animal is processed and conserved. Nothing was thrown away. From this personal interest I started my bioplastics experiments to find, combine and create similar materials from pig origin. During the experimental process I found out my own way of working with this materials, starting with a question. Afterwards sketching the possible solutions, but sometimes those ended up with completely new and different interesting results, which I never thought before (for example the wet plaster colouring bacteria’s). My curiosity drove me into challenging situations, because of the smell (urine stink of the pig bladders, boiling bones), working overnight in the kitchen (otherwise my house mates would became shocked) and technical solutions (blowing up two pig bladders with the bicycle pump in four hours). In this book I documented my way of working, thinking and the results of the experimental processes.


1, 2, and more layers

2D (flat) layering

mould 3D (shapes)

combination with different resins, starch, gelatin combination with textiles natural layering (no addition) combination with flour glue or resins (shellack) combination with textiles (yarns, fabric)

methods

after the drying process cutting off the ends

Blowing

1 piece coiling (straight shape, different shapes)

oven

colouring natural ways

drying

wet plaster bacterials smoking

open air

salt

hair dryer oven

smoking

pig intestine

This conclusions are based on the experimental processes.

fixative

preservation


Moulding process

Blowing

methods

Stretching

Shellack

Smoking

drying

open air

salt

hair dryer

shellack smoking

colouring

preservation

pig bladder


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pig intestine Layering 2D

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methode 2 layers characteristics beautiful details created by a textile underground

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methode 3 layers characteristics the layers are glued together with flour glue

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methode 3 layers (flour glue) characteristics stretched on a bambus cube mould. the material shows a lot of details

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methode 1layer characteristics interesting structure was created by a woven textile surface. the material dried on it

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methode 1 layer (shellack coating) characteristics the material dried on an aluminium surface

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methode 1 layer characteristics dried in oven. (100–120°C) Brownish colouring by the heat. The material became very fragile

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methode 1 layer characteristics natural pig intestine dried

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methode blowing characteristics after the drying process cutting off the ends (it became a precise layer)

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methode 1 layer characteristics dried on a wet plaster surface beautiful colouring by bacterials

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methode 1 layer covered with gelatin+starch characteristics dried on a wet plaster surface (Bacterial colouring) almost snake skin structure

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methode 1 layer+wool+1layer characteristics strong layering created by the wool fibres

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methode 1 layer in combination with textile characteristics strong and flexible material attitude

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methode 2 layer (mould press) characteristics pressed in a plaster wood mould the material became similar with the mould structure

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A1

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A2

B1


pig intestine Layering 2D Mould

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methode gelatine starch (pressed into mould) characteristics the material combination is applicable for moulding.

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methode 2 layers (pressed into mould) characteristics pressed in a plaster wood mould the material became similar with the mould structure

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methode pig skin + pig intestine (mould) characteristics the combination didn´t worked out well, because of the fat quantity of the pig skin

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methode pig skin + textile (mould) characteristics the textile addition created a strong character for the material

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A1+A2

positiv and negative (plaster+Wood) moulds

B1+B2

positiv and negative (foam+plaster) moulds

B2


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pig intestine Layering 3D

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methode 1layer (textile underground) characteristics interesting structure was created by a woven textile surface. the material dried on it

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methode 1 layer characteristics the natural material was stretched on a mould and dried naturally

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methode layering (covered with starch) characteristics dried on a mould. the starch created an interesting structure surface, although the material is very moisture sensitive

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methode layering (combination with flour glue) characteristics the material took off the glossy surface of the mould

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methode layering (shellack release agent and coating) characteristics experimenting with the material transparency

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methode layering (combination with wool) characteristics through the textile fibres the material became stronger

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methode layering (combination with textile yarns) characteristics the combination creates an flexible and strong touch of the material

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methode layering (shellack release agent and coating) characteristics experimenting with the material and layer thicknesses. problems with the shellack release agent

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methode layering (shellack release agent and coating) characteristics natural layering, but big difficulties with the releasing part. shellack stocked on the mould


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pig intestine Blowing

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methode blowing (covered with flour glue) characteristics the material got a fragile surface after the drying process

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methode blowing characteristics natural drying process

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methode blowing (coiling covered with shellack) characteristics No more air inside of the intestine interesting sound effects

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methode blowing (coiling covered with flour glue) characteristics the flour glue changes the material into more fragile character

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methode blowing (coiling covered with shellack) characteristics interesting transparent effects the material became stronger because of the coating


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pig bladders Moulding+Blowing

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methode moulding (covered with shellack) characteristics the material is very compatible for the moulding

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methode blowing characteristics strong material attitutes sensitive for moisture

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methode blowing (covered with shellack) characteristics because of the coating the material became stronger


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Moulding process pig bladder+pig intestine

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methode moulded pig bladder characteristics he material is very compatible for the moulding

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methode layered pig intestine (covered with shellack) characteristics natural layering, but big difficulties with the releasing part. shellack stocked on the mould

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aluminium mould


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smoking process pig bladder+pig intestine

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methode blown pig intestine characteristics the smoking process (2h in 80째C) colored the material and made it stronger (nylon touch)

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methode blown pig bladder (shellack coating) characteristics the material became less sensitive of the temperature change

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methode blown pig bladder (bone mould) characteristics through the smoking process the two materials became one in colour and tactility


BIOPLASTIC EXPERIMENTS  

Bioplastic Experiments (made out of pig bladder and pig intestine origin) Zalán Szakács © Experiment periode 16 September 2013 –...

BIOPLASTIC EXPERIMENTS  

Bioplastic Experiments (made out of pig bladder and pig intestine origin) Zalán Szakács © Experiment periode 16 September 2013 –...

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