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WITHIN THESE WALLS
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The symposium ‘Porcelain Another Way’ presents a unique opportunity for artists to test out their abilities.
Its location in Walbrzych, Poland places them in the heart of the European porcelain industry and within reach of politically changed landmarks. Working within one of 3 factories in the area, they subject their practice to its particular firing temperature and routine. The 34th symposium brought together sixteen International artists that it was my absolute privilege to interview.
The following videos are interviews in two parts: footage taken in the first weeks of arriving in Poland and footage taken weeks later at the resultant exhibition showcasing the results of the residency
Porcelain Another Way: Piotre Fiadro
CERAMIC GRAFFITI Piotre Fiadro’s work is not created to sit on a plinth and be viewed directly. His subject matter is about what lies in the periphery, what happens when objects slip from our attention and become a part of something else, transforming, evolving into other contexts, other possibilities...
NEW TECHNOLOGIES NEW APPROACH Adam Abel The use of film enables Adam to suspend time and to shift the usual order of things, to push the very act of transformation to the fore. There are no traditional cycles of life and death here, no commencement and conclusion. We are moved swiftly between events, in fast- forward, in reverse then forward again. ..