Chapelle Saint-Quirin à Sélestat
15 May > 14 June 2015
Participating artists and designers : Maxime Ansiau, Olivia Benveniste, Mendel Heit, Aliki van der Kruijs, Yung-Jung Song, Sonia Verguet
2007 - a series of ceramic, screen-printed plates
triple 22 X 51 cm, quadruple 30 X 86 cm
"The traditional paintings that came out of Delft are a great source of inspiration to me. But they are so small! I created this series of plates with the aim of allowing the landscapes to be contemplated with greater ease."
2015 - A series of 6 ceramic tiles, painted by hand
15cm x 15cm each tile
"With these works, I am making a reference to the Delft tiles. The decorative arts are often perceived of as simply aesthetic and consensual. The idea was to play with these codes, in order to create a more captivating presence. I am fascinated by the ways in which a plant expresses itself, not with words, but with infinitesimal movements.
2015 - fire clay vases
18cm in diameter, various heights
"The challenge was to create a series in which the object produced never has precisely the same form. Tombola is the result of a combination of chance, modularity and multiplication, and the use of both modern digital techniques and traditional manual methods of this region." Produced with the help of the Ergastule-Gès 3D printer (Rambervillers); metallic blue enamelling by a local artisan.
Tup de luxeSonia Verguet
Tup de luxe
2015 - clay and ceramic containers with ash lid
15, 20 or 25cm in diameter.
A lot of questions are being asked these days, concerning the levels of toxins that we are exposed to by the plastics used to make Tupperware products. Thanks to the use of clay, you can now stock your food, heat it up in the oven, serve it and eat it... all within the same container! These containers were formed on Catherine Remmy's wheel. Her family has created ceramics and resided in Betschdorf since the 16th century."
The Colour of WindYunJung Song
The Colour of Wind
2015 - 100 handmade ceramic bells.
Each bell is 9cm in diameter.
"When you walk beneath this installation, the movement of the cords causes the bells to ring with varying tones. This project came about because of a childhood memory: the wind was blue as it swirled around the bells that hung, close to the sky, from the roof of the temple near my home."
Made by rainAliki van deer Kruijs
Made by rain
Aliki van deer Kruijs
2014 - Printed silks, fabrics and scarves
"I wanted to capture the experience of rain falling on fabric, in order to be able to 'wear the weather'. To this end, I developed a technique I call 'pluviographie' (rainograhy): using film that reacts with water, I print a photo of water on fabric, and create scarves, clothing, bedsheets... The project is explained at more length in my book, Made by rain."