Cephea's chanting stones

Exhibition at Bookstore space, Amsterdam
01-23 October 2016

Porcelain, contact microphones, speakers
12 pieces of apx 40 x 40 cm

Sculptural translations inspired by a peculiar text dedicated to the constellation of Cephea. Playing with the double etymology of Cephea as “stone” and “head”, the duo explores the fictional narratives superimposed on natural elements like stones and earth, and attempt to give them back their own “voice”. Referring to ritual practices with healing stones, the duo experiment with touching and pouring water over recreated stones, enabling them to “whisper”. The resulting installation create a live sound scape generated by the matter itself.