Created by the grasp of hands, it began to crumble in the midst of formation. What would remain as its traces…? 00_Scape @Porto City Museum
Installation with self-made clay, unfired pots made from the same clay and recorded story (approx 3mins) / Approx 900cm x 400cm x 90cm
Created by the grasp of hands, it began to crumble in the midst of formation. What would remain as its traces…? is an ongoing project, which aims to raise questions about our humanities, in the epoch of Anthropocene, and create stimulating platforms for people to have dialogues with others through artistic expressions. Using my senses and intuition, I collected subject matters; things we have created in the human history and matters we have discovered, relating to Earth and other planets in the universe. Choosing one subject a time from the collected subject matters, I research about it interdisciplinary, and produce work, using the research materials, visual orders and method of storytelling.
The 1st part of the project, 00_Scape, is a landscape composed of self-made clay and unfired pots made from the same clay, all taken from the area near Porto, Portugal. The recorded story of human and clay accompanies the clay sculpture. Ceramic pots have always been an important tool in the human life and they symbolise civilization. When juxtaposed with clay, they also look like architecture or part of the landscape. The work evokes the viewers to ponder the long history and relationship between human and clay and also how the both clay and human are part of Earth.