DRM 
Botija 
Workshop Gestalt und Ästhetik
University of the Arts Bremen 2012


This workshop aimed to clarify the importance of the context and the historical brackground for the aesthetic or beauty of a design, especially in relation to the production of text/images. We choosed a personal object, in my case a botija de água quente which means “hot-water bottle” in portuguese. In the visual part the stencil technique for screenprints black and white was used. The colour and the typography were added after the theoretical part: A question list* was the starting point for a story about the object. It combined facts and subjective experiences. This approach shows the relation between the object and subject of an aesthetic value.

*Ingredients, list from the contemporary artist Tom Friedman

Concept; Design; Screenprinting
Conducted by Prof. Andrea Rauschenbusch














Botija de água quente




It keeps me trapped, peaceful and cuddly. It's 
warm. A prickly feeling on my feet and I am floating around 
like a rudderless and drifting ship. I hear the sloshing and gurgling of the water and the warmth enveloped me. It touched me gently, and I press it 
firmly against me. A soothing glow that flows away all my worries and pain. The heat evaporates.

Standstill.

Like a shock, a stinging smell of rubber rings me to the ground and a biting coldness penetrates my body. Cold. So cold. Too cold. The trip is over like waking up from a dream. Now it only lies there without any motion. Rough, dull gum, yellowish-white like dead ivory. Occupied pale, dull with a thin layer of dust.
A flat, 
sturdy thing, easy to fold and press. 
Like a filled balloon, the air has escaped. One 
of many. 167 mm neck, embossed. Germany, 
TÜV-tested, batch number GTP 6162.
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