One presents a product as an end result. But if the end result is not the most aesthetic part of the process of creation, can (the aesthetic part of) this process be presented as the product?
During my graduation I researched this question and made it tangible and visible by a personal project.
I present a collection of Drankorgels made for the drink SterkWater.
On this project I worked with a traditional organ maker who helped me in my research and made organ pipes for the Drankorgels.
Each Drankorgel has a unique porcelain lid and a lead organ pipe.
SterkWater is a light alcoholic drink I have been making for years, on the basis of Kefir: a living enzyme that feeds on sugars and fruit. The Drankorgel is the product that captures the process of making SterkWater. It reacts to the production of gas that the kefir contributes to the drink. This air pressure is captured in a balloon on the lid. When the balloon has grown and the valve is opened, the Drankorgel plays a clear musical tone.
The Drankorgel capture the most aesthetic moment of the process of creation. This moment does not need any human act, just time and peace.
By making this visible and audible, the process of creation becomes central, not the end product.