Intimate Matter(s) Solo show at Lauwer Gallery, 09.11 – 28.12.2019
curated by Anna Elisabeth Kruyswijk
The starting point for the exhibition were ceramic rails I created during my residency @EKWC European Ceramic Workcenter (NL). The initial idea was to create an installation with them and the notion of the curtain. Throughout the process the desire to reveal the intimacy of my practice became stronger. In an attempt of transparency and to open up the process of my practice. In the last years I developed specific packing system for my ceramics by which I cut out shapes in foam that mimic my ceramic forms and make a space or opening for them to set into. I became increasingly interested in the shapes I was creating while making these vacancies and how they came out of necessity and function.
Based on these packaging’s and boxes I started to frieze my ceramic samples (archive since 2016) into plaster panels. These boards became personal time capsules from different periods in my practice. In addition to this series, I transformed the packaging of the ceramic rails into a porcelain foam sculpture. This piece questions our interaction with the void and the absence of the rails themselves. Intimate Matter(s) addresses the loss of physicality in this world of mass-communication through the manufacture of pieces that invite a tactile response.
In many respects, digital technology is the anthesis of intimacy, it removes us from direct contact with experience, with each other and even with ourselves. (Objects and meaning - M. Anna Fariello, Suzanne Ramljak, 2004)
Pictures by Dagmar Sigrid
Exhibtion suppported by Mondriaan Funds