Pot(wa)tery


#Audio-Visual Performance

Year: 2022


Collaborator:
Asher Yang



Pot(Wa)tery is a multimedia performance celebrating the recurrence of a pottery's life cycle and reflecting on the relationship between artefacts and the natural world.

Inspired by the Eternal Return philosophy and the mudlark experience where pottery pieces were found in a riverside, in this piece, we told a story about pottery, incorporating sound collages, audiovisuals, live sampling, etc., aiming at exploring the possibility of how artefact's memory is influenced and recorded by the marine. We scaled up and down, and challenged and conduct the narrative in an experimental way.
Pot(Wa)tery是一个融合了多媒介的声画表演,旨在再现陶器生命周期的重复,并反思人工制品和自然世界之间的关系。

在这个作品中,我们讲述了一个关于陶器从被制作到全球贸易,再到被打碎沉入海底,最后被分解回归自然世界的故事,融入了声音拼贴、视听互动、现场采样等方法,希望探索文物被海洋影响和记录并成为自然界的“记忆”的可能性。我们时而放大到地球的视角、时而缩小到瓷片的角度,以实验性的方式挑战了常规的线性叙事。