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Clash!
porcelain, acrylic paint, dimensions variable
2012

Clash! takes the form of an installation that reminds piles of stones usually found on streets or construction sites. Referencing stones that are often used by street demonstrators with the intention to harm, the stones' potential role as impromptu weapons is here transformed by the use of material to create them. Fabricated over many days in porcelain, and hand-painted with acrylic paint to resemble the appearance of real stones, these objects are in fact very light and thin, eggshell-like and hollow inside, becoming precious and vulnerable objects that are uncanny and prop-like. Able to be touched by visitors in the gallery, the stones are open to potential damage or even destruction over the duration of the exhibition - a potential change in the state of their existence that reflects the dialectics these stones embrace.