On the edge of fluidity

On the edge of fluidity is a process-based work that explores the sculptural potential of water and clay. The artist combines deliberately unfired clay with liquid in order to produce a poetic and performative fragmented sculpture, reflecting on the notions of matter, fragility, decay, time and creation.

The work references not only the natural cycle of life and death but also suggests subtexts that aim at mythology, ecology, and even sociology. Some spectators can find analogies with myths about the ‘creation of man from clay’. Others might think about the transient quality of human existence, the afterlife, and even the studies on decomposition conducted in the so-called ‘body farms’. The sculpture’s physicality might have a visceral impact on viewers, resonating with their personal associations and experiences, whereas black plastic ponds create seemingly artificial micro-spaces, around which visitors are invited to peer.

Medium: water, clay, plastic ponds, soil

Dimensions: 5000 x 2500 x 300 mm 

Year: 2019