movie day: Jaipur | Indian Ceramics Triennale | Jawahar Kala Kendra | Auroville |OutreachMedia

These days, the Jawahar Kala Kendra (JKK), Jaipur, has become a laboratory of sorts for ceramic artists. A ten-feet-long mud house to be built and fired on-site, a collaborative project involving sound, a performance-based work, objects embedded with QR codes–these are just some of the contemporary works that will nudge you into engaging with ceramics differently. As the JKK in collaboration with the Contemporary Clay Foundation gets set to present the first ever Indian Ceramics Triennale—Breaking Ground—featuring 35 Indian and 12 international artist projects, 10 collaborations, 12 speakers, a symposium, film screenings and workshops, one wonders if this event signifies a major shift in the field—one which allows ceramics to be appreciated as an art form in its own right, as opposed to being viewed solely as an artisanal craft.

movie day: Leaven by Gaia Alari

Short film in clay animation designed and directed by one person only.
It is an experimental animation that explores the role of women within a traditional family (symbolic), and how self sacrifice is accepted and considered a duty for a woman by those who surround her.

Design, animation and direction: Gaia Alari

Music by Alessandro Scarlatti

movie day: Act VII Revelation (Pippin Drysdale and Warrick Palmateer)

Act VII ‘Revelation’ is the final act of a seven part series, created by film maker Matthew Bettinaglio, that explores Palmateer’s collaboration with Western Australian brick manufacturer, Brikmakers, as he builds the Meridian Arc series, 2018′. Act VII reveals the culmination of the making process by documenting the successful firing of 2 vessels for the Meridian Arc Series in one of Brikmakers 170 metre tunnel kilns. Act VII ‘Revelation’ forms part of the exhibition titled “Confluence”.

Confluence brings together the ceramic artworks of Pippin Drysdale and Warrick Palmateer, exploring their unique collaboration and showcasing distinctive new bodies of work from each artist.

Confluence is on show at the John Curtin Gallery from 28 September to 2 December 2018.