HAHA

HAHA is a small ceramic sculptural object measuring¬†20¬†cm in height. It is slip-cast in Faenza and it can be considered a work of 3D typography with a cinematic twist: the rotation of the object along a vertical axis produces the vision of a perpetual ‚Äúhaha‚ÄĚ…. or “ahah” if you prefer laughing in Italian language (so it’s also bilingual). It is being manufactured as a numbered edition of 300 with a matte black enamel finish.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAHA making process:

 

 

Study model (still incomplete)

 

Laser cut jig from CAD file

 

Finished study model (cut in half) on the left side and plaster master-shape made with the aid of the jig

 

Plaster master shape after it was used to cast a mold (which drying caused it to fracture in several spots)

 

The two identical semi-molds used in the making of HAHA

 

Leather hard HAHA, a few hours after its two halves were extracted from the mold and joined together with slurry

 

Early tests on logo placement (the hands are of my friend A.Z.,  the ceramic artist who assisted me throughout the whole process)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Packaging:

 

 

One of two (lazily) hand carved stamps, one spelling “HAHA” and the other “AHAH”

 

Package assembly before the opening of the Off-lying show (in collaboration with Trash.Been) during which HAHA was presented.

 

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LINK TO HAHA IN MY SHOP!

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Music credits: 

Young Signorino¬†- Mmh ha ha ha (video n¬į1)
Animal Collective¬†- Floridada (video n¬į2)
Bejo¬†- Onomeatropella (video n¬į3)