For #Five2Watch this week we feature five artists who create artworks with ceramic elements. Guest selected this week by Claire Rongying Duan who's currently undertaking a Postgraduate Work Placement at Axisweb: Claire de Lune, Thomas John Bacon, Bridget Harvey, Gregory Hayman and Marilyn Kyle
Chiral 1, 2017
black textured stoneware clay, porcelain and glaze
22 x 14 x 11 cm
Erosion - London, UK 2008
Material: Body, porcelain clay mix, heat.
Action: 3 hour durational heated body & fall; one to one.
Shown as part of the 2008 Sacred Season at Chelsea Theatre, London and as part of Leibniz Book of Blood, the artist was asked to create a response to human rights issues.
Erosion locates the body in an small space for an intimate encounter. Using a distilled Butoh action, the figure falls to the floor over three hours. One on one participants may enter the space and encounter the body in any manner they wish. Calling into question the affect of one Being upon another, the body and Flesh between each other erodes over the course of time. The room was oppressively heated through the course of the action to allow the porcelain clay to bake and crack on the body.
More Information: https://thomasjohnbacon.com/erosion/
Brass Rod Plate, 2016
Historically, ceramics were sometimes mended by inserting metal rods into drilled holes between their pieces. This interpretation of the technique leaves the rods showing.
Part of the Sides to Middle series
Resurrection 1, 2017
This work has a bronze cast figure emerging from the fountain/urinal. It references the fact that artworks are born again and reworked by different artists for different times. The work also references the 20th anniversary of the film Trainspotting and its second incarnation this year.
Blind Baking, 2014-15
Cast Porcelain, silk thread & found objects
Published 9 February 2018