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As It Will Have Been by Central St Martin's Noemi Niederhauser

Caroline Leonard

Noemi Wiederhauser, an artist from Switzerland, studying her masters in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins recently finished her Research Paper ‘As It Will Have Been’.

Noemi came to us with a very specific idea of how she wanted her paper to be presented. She provided the paper herself, which can often be challenging as we may not have previously worked with the stock before and in such case, we hadn’t. Noemi brought in a recycled 90gsm which printed beautifully – perhaps we’ll add it to our selection range. Thanks Noemi. 

We bound 3 x 32pp pamphlets with printed covers, green stitching and lining.

I spoke to Noemi to find out what ‘As It Will Have Been’ was about…

 “This text is an interrogation about the construction of language, text, and meaning around objects. Artefacts belong to the sphere of making, to something that is not made out of words but that speaks nevertheless. A special focus in this paper will be on artefacts as things of ethnographical or historical interest, which are fragmented from their original use and purpose. Who makes them speak? How are they made to speak? It is an interrogation on how meaning is conferred to objects, what kind of narrative is wrapped around them and how it is constructed. An interrogation that deals with the notion of authenticity, with the building of historical narratives, and with the interpretation and misinterpretation of artefacts in ethnography. This paper focuses on the idea of “making meaning” and is an attempt to understand and dig up part of the construction that lies behind the discourse of knowledge and cultural value placed on artefacts.”

 You can see more of the Noemi’s work on her website. I've had a browse and it’s quite impressive. She’s also featured in a number of exhibitions and art spaces at notable galleries in London and Europe.

 Central St Martins have their upcoming Degree Show One 2014 on the 23 -27th May from 12noon until 8pm, where you will be able to see some of Noemi’s work up close. Other students studying Central St Martins Courses will be exhibiting too. You can find out a little more info here.