Porcaría

Kingdom: Animale.

//Description

Porcaria

Gabriela Machado da Silva Lima (Brazil), Liping Ren (China), Luisa Hiromi Yatsu Simon (Brazil), Zheng Manlin (China).

The material is developed to change pigskin’s properties and appearance, aiming to eliminate people’s prejudice against it.

To begin is necessary to remove the fat of the skin and boil it until it’s entirely “clean” and soft. Then process the skin with a mixer or a blender while it’s still hot until it becomes a homogeneous liquid mass. By its nature, the pigskin by itself is elastic enough to make a plastic-like material. Nevertheless, the designers realized when adding the glycerin, as the plasticizer element, how the material becomes more flexible and harder to break. Adding pigments makes the material similar to synthetic silicones.

 

Material Qualities

Kingdom Attributes

  • Irregular
  • Light
  • Freedom of shape
  • Fibrous
  • Warm
  • Organic
  • Natural Color in Volume

Specific Material Attributes

  • Velvety
  • Soft
  • Fibrous
  • Texturized
  • Irregular
  • Rough

Basic Ingredients

  • Mycelium filamentous cells (hyphae).
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Rubbing Alcohol

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