jessica kreutter


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Box13 Artspace
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I am interested in creating moments where worlds flow together. These moments suggest there is something more than what appears to be: a place that is inhabited by both reality and fantasy, a place between remembering and forgetting where beauty and disgust are intertwined. These points where boundaries are dissolved reveal different possibilities for how to imagine the world.

The porcelain objects in my installations have disrupted borders. I want to capture a form as it changes from a contained, operating organism to something uncontained, fragmented and entwined with nature, animals and objects. This transformation of form, body or self is something we may experience in deep grief or death, in sexual ecstasy or through intense connections to spiritual or inner worlds. These forms embody transition and become conduits for memory and fantasy.
I hand build forms with porcelain clay. Decorative elements on pieces come from the ornamentation found on house architecture and domestic objects. Most pieces are comprised of many individually built parts and assembled on site depending on the architecture of the space. I am interested in both making objects and pushing the material of clay to do unexpected things. I use unfired clay for its impermanent properties and to work in a performative and temporal way. I am interested in the marks of use and traces of decay on abandoned objects, places or architecture and use these in combination with porcelain sculpture to connect these remnants to a body or memory that has disappeared.
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