This exhibition is the first outcome of Project Ability’s Research Room, featuring collaborative works by ceramist Morgane Deffense and Aspire artist Judith Abubaker. As individuals, we learn to from one another and when we work together, we merge into a collective body; this series of exhibitions will demonstrate how these orchestrated and unique working relationships progress.
The objects represent moments of understanding between the two artists and are interlocutors for exchange in a work conceived as a meditation on each artist’s practice; their collaborative approach to the work and to the part that they played in the exchange, are imprinted onto the objects.
An ancient Chinese proverb says “An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break.”
“This project was born from an encounter between Judith and myself. We focused our artistic collaboration on communication. I studied ceramics, and Judith is experienced in painting and textile work. We quickly decided to share and bring our knowledge together and to create with these different mediums. Our work represents the meeting between ceramics and threads, white and colour, a dialogue between two elements…At first, we made a cast of an everyday object: a cup. We reproduced it several times in clay, and gave it different uses. The cup mimics the surface texture of canvas fabric in ceramic and thus also becomes an embroidery support. This allowed us to build a string telephone, which became the symbol of our exchange. This project was a beautiful experience for both of us. Thank you Project Ability!”
Note: the ReSearch Room Exhibition Space is situated on the first floor of Trongate 103, in the corridor leading to Project Ability.