Hands, minds, craft. Hands minds craft.

Date and time
20 January 2021 at 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Type of event
Lecture
Place and route

Zoom: konstfack-se.zoom.us/j/68750152465




Welcome to a series of lectures presented by CRAFT! Konstfack.

In this series of lectures, you will meet a variety of speakers from within the international field of craft. Both theoretical as well as makers point of view will be shared.

Hear a writer’s thoughts on how recent lockdowns has affected ways in working both on personal levels as well as for the whole community within the field of craft. Get a glimpse of an artist discovering an obsession, and how to develop a wide range of work within that fixation spanning through different materials and media. Alongside with the craft makers disclose connection with material and how to involve political and community orientation in an artistic practice. As if this wasn’t enough, we have also added a curator who will share experiences on exhibiting craft.

We happily welcome you to follow these lectures online via zoom.

 

Phoebe Cummings artistical practice operates across the disciplines of craft, sculpture and performance, exploring ceramics as a time-based medium. She creates detailed, temporary sculptures and environments from clay, building the work directly on site, and where possible, reclaiming and reusing the same clay at different locations. The work is subject to change as it drips, dries, shrinks and cracks; sometimes further activated by heat, water or magnetic fields in the environment in which it is made. The work generates opportunities for materials and objects to enact their own, slow, performance and there is an ongoing interest in how we experience this in the present, how we may recall or access it in the future and what may disappear without trace.

This lecture will reflect on her approach to ceramics as well as current research into recording the ephemeral, particularly in relation to museum collections, encompassing non-visual methods of translation including writing and sensorial/embodied reproductions.

Phoebe Cummings is based in the U.K, where she had her MA in Ceramics & Glass at the Royal College of Art. She is currently Research Associate at the Ceramics Research Centre UK – University of Westminster.




Contact
Anders Ljungberganders.ljungberg@konstfack.se 0704157905


Organizer
Department of Crafts