This work is based on two objects recognizable from everyday life – a lump of earth and a white tile. They are based on material from the same origin, but have very different outcome. The tile is industrially made, created by the demands of efficiency and optimization. The clay used in this work I have excavated from a terminal moraine from the last ice age.
It is a work with focus on the concept of materiality in terms of its own conditions and its independent acting. By perceiving materiality as an active presence I seek to create a new kind of sensitivity. I set out to show the observer that the materiality we choose to have in our surroundings is anything but passive and neutral.
In the borderland between control and randomness, I fuse together two objects in a repetitive manner. By repeating the same process the tale of materiality having active character and content is visualized. The aim is to make the audience aware of beauty in nuances and diversity. An aesthetic tale based on the elements of nature unfolding in a controlled setting.
Clay excavated from a terminal moraine and tile
420 x 13 x 20 cm
For me to reform is to... Challenge the historical and common perception of the concept materiality.
Ceramic artist Vinni Frederiksen (DK) challenges materiality. Her manner of working is in-depth and includes a continuous dialogue with the clay and the ceramic process. Vinni Frederiksen works conceptually and attempts to explore the borderland between chaos and control.
Vinni Frederiksen graduated from Design School Kolding and Edinburgh College Of Art. She has attended numerous censored exhibitions and receives grants from Statens Kunstfond.