Ideas for this installation stemmed from traditional water vessels, specifically the Japanese tea bowl. This iconic ceramic form has inherent significance for Japan and its tea ceremony. I wanted to visualize how the form has lost this importance when it is appropriated by our own culture.
For this installation, I recorded unfired, slipcast tea bowls which were filled with fiber dyes and water. The clay eventually remoistened to a point of cracking and releasing the liquid contained within. The video was projected onto a large circular form which mimicked the tea bowl from above.