«  To a Circle  »  

Vers un Cercle

 

A large brass circle with spiralling pieces of porcelain linked with musical strings. 

musical strings made by cuerdas frechina

installation at Palazzo Michiel
© photo Lorenzo Basadonna Scarpa

music track «  To a Circle  » is composed by Marcelo Milchberg and is played in loop from inside the sculpture. The recording was done with Michel Frechina (Double bass), Camila Milchberg (voice) and engineered by Jean François Sandoz.

Insipiration

«  To a Circle  »  

Vers un Cercle

 

In 2012, I saw a bamboo circle ... ...

 

Three years later, I started making circles  ... ... porcelain circles

 

Simple circles, circles composed with several pieces, broken circles, reconstructed circles  ... ...

 

I want to make circles, the circles of life.

We build, destroy and rebuild circles. 

We are trying to join another circle.

These circles are fragile because we are fragile beings ... ...

 

« To a circle »

I was born to enlarge a circle

I was in this circle

I left my circle

I feel lost

I feel

...

...

All alone

I want to join my circle

He brings me back to a circle

My circle

On this path

I found faces that I knew

I feel good

on 28-02-15, Saint-Germain, Paris

 

Nothing is perfect on this earth, because one is born naturally with defects.

Between human beings we all have our different goals. But from time to time we encounter difficulties to reach our ends and we get lost, then we recover.

However, the most beautiful thing is us, we are all on the same path to join together in this circle. It's a shame for some of them who do not realize it yet. But luckily we have the same hope ... ...

 

This reflexion has moved me to create this plate: the Earth, covered with pieces of porcelain, all different, that slowly assemble in a spiral and are linked together by a string, which forms the start of a large circle-shaped necklace.

This spiral goes inside and outside the necklace and represents the united humans on the way to the Circle.

 

Before this project, I made a smaller version of this piece that could be worn as a necklace. I called it « set of jewellery ». I always wanted to make a more sculptural version of it. GAA foundation invitation to exhibit in « Venice Design » has finally given me the opportunity to realise this project: A large brass circle with spiralling pieces of porcelain linked with musical strings. 

 

I also wanted to add porcelain clinging sounds mixed with double bass music and young girl’s voice to accompany the sculpture. This music track « To a circle » is specially composed by Marcelo Milchberg and is played in loop from inside the sculpture. The recording was done with Michel Frechina (Double bass), Camila Milchberg (voice) and engineered by Jean François Sandoz.

Working procedures of porcelain circle

The circle is modeled in a single strip of porcelain paste then cut. 

The fragments on the brass tray are patterned in porcelain in circles of dierent

sizes and shapes then broken before ring.

Backstage sound recordings of "porcelain rain".

For the installation of this sculpture a music

background "To a Circle" was composed for

double bass, porcelain and a girl's voice.

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