Interview, Landscape : Islands with ATTN magazine

I’d never previously given any thought to the potential for collaboration between sound and ceramics, although artist / curator Joseph Young has spent much of the past few years exploring the innumerable ways they may intersect and interact. Many of these explorations have been alongside curator and ceramicist Kay Aplin, and together they recently launched In Camera: the first gallery dedicated to collaborations between ceramics and sound, based at The Ceramic House in Brighton. As I mention to Young in this interview, I’ve always associated ceramics exclusively with ideas of grace and placidity. In other words, I’ve naively divorced the gloss and finesse of the finished product from the fire and viscera that comprises its creation. Listening to Young and Aplin’s collaboration Base Sound :: Sonic Gold (Young’s audio guide to one of Aplin’s ceramic exhibitions, composed from recordings made during the creation of the work), the physicality of ceramics becomes very clear.”

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