LISTENING VESSELS

Experimental Conversation Space / Auditory Experience / Interactive Ceramics

 

The following is documentation of a gathering in the Michael O'brien Commons at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Here I created a point of orientation or site of rest, that housed the listening vessels (A vessel for conversation and a vessel for contemplation) that for me embody care. These vessels act as the material collaborators to having a conversation as they amplify the sound of your voice, or your ability to hear another or even yourself. These vessels act as containers for our conversations and are functioning as companions to thought or feelings. In an experimental and experiential conversation, they are a personification of care as they want to listen, be present with or activated by others.

The work responds to ideas of Radical Care that I defined in my thesis document - I Learnt What Care Means From A Stranger, which you can read here if you’re interested!

 

The work is currently on display at Centre A as a part of the (dis)location (dis)connect (dis)appearance show running till August 10 2019 at 205-268 Keefet St, Vancouver BC.