THE SOUND OF CERAMICS
May 23, 2014
Exhibiting artists: Adela Bonaţ, Mana Bucur, Maria Cioată, Gherghina Costea, Georgiana Cozma, Iudit & Gheorghe Crăciun, Mariana & David Olteanu, David Leonid Olteanu, Aniela Ovadiuc, Romana Mateiaş, Cristina Popescu Russu, Ioana Şetran
Curators: Irinel Anghel & Cristina Popescu Russu
Sonorous Fantasies for Ceramic Art, Performers and the Public
Interactive performance with Irinel Anghel and Darie Nemeş-Bota
Each object in the exhibition has a hidden sound requiring discovery and animation. The ceramic materials have their own sonorous world included in an apparent fragility able to vibrate in the hands of those looking for it. Varying infinitely according to piece’s shape, thickness and dimension, the sounds of the porcelain, of the stoneware or of the clay are measured in Celsus degrees. Stoneware and clay have unmistakable sonorous depths, but the porcelain is just sublime.
In China, the sovereigns of the Yuan (1279–1378) and, then, Ming (1368–1644) dynasties made triumph the translucent porcelain – that touch-sensitive “clay with a divine sound” – in the variants we know today. By exploring the ceramic material, some unsuspected surprises do appear – and herefrom comes out the story of the exhibition, which is not a common one. It’s a visual and sonorous exhibition where the shapes occasion encounters with original yet unique musical sonorities and constructions.
a movie by Bogdan Mateias