Presentation of 'Clay Journeys'
A sculptural installation that takes you on a creative journey of discovery – Clay Journeys by Atelier Vierkant will be unveiled at COMO Dempsey next month as a stunning display of handmade ceramic shapes.
To be shown during Singapore Design Week 2017, the Clay Journeys installation at 17 Dempsey Road will take visitors down a path of oversized terracotta pebbles from Atelier Vierkant’s KH series, guiding them inside where a theatre of massive clay shapes awaits in different colours and textures.
The Dempsey Road location is a historical site that has been recently redesigned by COMO Dempsey in collaboration with Paola Navone to host four restaurants – Candlenut, The Dempsey Cookhouse and Bar, Ippoh Tempura Bar by Ginza Ippoh and Como Cuisine – as well as gourmet store COMO Marketplace. Clay Journeys will be presented in COMO Marketplace and the outdoor landscape area, and will feature scenes where ceramic bodies act as protagonists in a play of light and shade, texture and colour, and form and shape.
Recently displayed at the National Gallery Singapore, Atelier Vierkant’s installation breaks down the traditional barriers of exhibitions by allowing visitors to touch, feel and experience the various textures of the ceramic forms. The KH collection displayed at COMO Dempsey comprises large pebbles of different sizes, in black and grey clays, cut into half and featuring a coloured top surface; the closed coloured top turns the pebbles into interesting pieces of furniture art.
Inside the building, enormous ceramic forms installed on organically designed pedestals are carefully positioned along clay routes to take the visitor on an exploratory journey; by letting people get up close and personal with the clay exhibits, the installation presents them with an opportunity to experience and understand the beauty and sheer versatility of the raw material in all its textures, colours, shapes and states.
Produced by Atelier Vierkant at their workshops in Bruges, Belgium, these handmade sculptural forms use clay as a medium to fit into a broader architectural context, with architects and designers from around the world incorporating them into a diversity of interior and exterior environments.