Seep

Installation in the exhibition FLOW | Milwaukee Art Museum | 2014

 

Our understanding of clay is both mythical and physical. Origin stories speak of our being formed out of clay, just as scientists have shown that specific energetic properties found in clay minerals are key to forming life. The materials of ceramics constitute us, and our engagement with them offers the possibility to reflect on our earthly existence in a distinctly human way.

 

Like ceramics, architecture is often described using the metaphor of the body, and the Milwaukee Art Museum appears as a cavernous white skeleton. Within it, the installation Seep evokes the missing substance and processes of the body. Seep is a flow that we sense more than see implicating our own sense of temporality and corporeality.

 





Seep

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