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Jason Ware


In his second job as an engineering surveyor, Jason Ware has been working on the NCTIR project, re-connecting Kaikōura and further north by rail and road. This project deals with networks, steel, links connections, the repair of existing networks and the growth of new ones. With the NCTIR work, Ware has been using innovative techniques such as drones and data transfers.

Ware is concerned with evolution, anthropology, innovation and the landscape. He enjoys exploring form, texture and colour in his work, alongside looking at the boundaries of perception and interpretation. When do we see an object and when do we comprehend it? Ware visits Nietzsche’s Dance Floor as often as possible, getting ideas from mis-perception and chance.  Ware is fascinated by the idea of an object that can express practical and conceptual function, through its visual and tactile features – be they mechanical or otherwise. His drive is to develop these inchoate problems.  Ideas appear as abstract thoughts from various starting points, and then evolve through drawings, collages, maquettes and material trials. Through rational and intuitive reckoning, Ware constructs prototypes in response to his experiences and corresponding ideas.

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