Wetter than Wet
In collaboration with Elena Khurtova & Mayra Sérgio
Josilda da Conceição gallery, 2018
Transformative sculptures: raw clay, dug out by the artists over years, glass, kiln shelves, electric heat plate
yellow L50 x w60 x h68 cm / brown: L80 x w60 x h70 cm
black: L60 x w76 x h126 cm / red: L60 x w38 x h87 cm
A collaboration exploring wetness and clay, condensation and landscape, distillation and thoughts, drops and circulation.
In the intimate space of Josilda da Conceição gallery, Wetter than Wet is a collective experiment with extracting moist present in matter.
With a series of transformative sculptures, tactile prints and an in-situ installation the three artists bring together a scope of their individual fascinations: condensation gets tangible, distillation becomes circulation, clay is erotically charged.
It is hot. It drips. It flows from one to another.
Each clay body has a different origin, dug out over in natural and urban locations: some clay was dug in Waddenzee as a symbolic act of getting over a lover, some was collected from outdoor containers of the art academy, some comes from a mass of unfired bricks recurring from one project to another. The different types of clay produce visual and tactile richness of tones, transformation and scent, giving a unique character to each sculpture. Moreover, each glass vessel was blown as a unique piece, creating different volume and dripping flow.
They now merge forces.The clay is raw, it’s wet and it sweats, it dries and it cracks.
Each drop brings back its power of infinite transformation
Special thanks ♥
Marie de Bruyn for her amazing glass blowing skills
Roman Tkachenko, AGA Lab, Erik Wong & Wongema