The Metamorphosis is a series of objects and video performances in which Tadeáš Podracký used various methods to examine the relevance of expression in design. Ultimately, the designer seeks to enhance our emotional bond with our environment.
The design has rendered our environment impersonable. Through questioning construction methods, putting emphasis on the authenticity and revaluing material`s ability to reveal characters, I propose a new methodology of making - a reformulated approach to design that is based on emotional decisions, unpredictability and expression. Ultimately, The Metamorphosis collection seeks to enhance the emotional bond to our surrounding environment.
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, I quarantined in my Prague studio. The access to the material was minimal but I turned this handicap into a research opportunity and started to work only with material I could find around. I realized that these materials have certain authenticity of scarcity and so that I began reevaluating the way we are approaching the materiality. I was seeking the authenticity of expression and changed my design methodology based on the intuitive use of materials and emotional decisions about the structure, shape or construction process. My aim was to let the object grow through my hands. This approach allowed me to have complete freedom resulting in unpredictable outcomes depending only on authentic personal expression.