Clay Bodies

Clay Bodies by Objects & Sounds
Clay Bodies is a multidimensional project stretching artistic language, form, and workflow across digital and continental spheres. 

clay bodies

Objects & Sounds | Clay Bodies

Clay Bodies is a multidimensional project stretching artistic language, form, and workflow across digital and continental spheres. 

 

Baal & Mortimer, Cate Kennan, Cucina Povera, and Morita Vargas engaged in an intimate, collaborative process with Camila Apaez of Ila Ceramica. This resulted in four handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic sculptures being conceptually soundtracked by five musical contributions recorded onto a limited-edition cassette. It comes with a series of cards mapping the process, designed by artist and florist Mayken Craenen.

 

As vases howling, the meditative compositions drift between the ghostly and gentle, with a certain porousness and oddly-striking harmony among them. Each has been shaped and defined by dialogue with Camila, and this counts vice versa for the vessels. 

Objects & Sounds | Clay Bodies

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The sonic sculptures are informed by a variety of fields, from dance and instrumentalism to bodily movement and the wayward structures our natural world brings forth. Sounds of the ceramics studio were integrated as a core ingredient to each composition, which serves as a common thread throughout Clay Bodies. 

Objects & Sounds | Clay Bodies | Cassette | Baal & Mortimer | Cate Kennan | Cucina Povera | Morita Vargas
  1. Baal & Mortimer - Spine 2:20
  2. Cucina Povera - Valetaan 4:45
  3. Cate Kennan - Reflections I 3:04
  4. Morita Vargas - Crater 7:29
  5. Cate Kennan - Reflections II 3:18

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Objects & Sounds | Clay Bodies | Collage
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meet the artists

  • Camila Apaez

    Nature, amorphous atmospheres, bodily experience, and natural landscapes are all sources of inspiration.

    Camila Apaez

    Nature, amorphous atmospheres, bodily experience, and natural landscapes are all sources of inspiration.

  • Morita Vargas

    As Ila's sculpture was taking shape, it evoked for me sounds of wind, cavities, wind instruments, and air circulating through those cavities―sounds entering and leaving.

    Morita Vargas

    As Ila's sculpture was taking shape, it evoked for me sounds of wind, cavities, wind instruments, and air circulating through those cavities―sounds entering and leaving.

  • Baal & Mortimer

    I wanted the track to have cathedral-type qualities, to emphasize the hall of the sculpture, the echo of the curve.

    Baal & Mortimer

    I wanted the track to have cathedral-type qualities, to emphasize the hall of the sculpture, the echo of the curve.

  • Cucina Povera

    It reminds me of the fragility of ceramics as a medium, despite its sturdy appearance or texture.

    Cucina Povera

    It reminds me of the fragility of ceramics as a medium, despite its sturdy appearance or texture.

  • Cate Kennan

    They sounded like water underneath the whirring of machinery, movement through sand, a landscape of grass, and irregular rhythms of another world.

    Cate Kennan

    They sounded like water underneath the whirring of machinery, movement through sand, a landscape of grass, and irregular rhythms of another world.

  • Mayken Craenen

    I used organic fragments from old books: fungi, flowers, and minerals, combined with the lively, intuitive scribbles of my youngest daughter which also seemed to illustrate the musical movements.

    Mayken Craenen

    I used organic fragments from old books: fungi, flowers, and minerals, combined with the lively, intuitive scribbles of my youngest daughter which also seemed to illustrate the musical movements.