A BROKEN PART: STUDIO (2010) PART ONE | PART TWO

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THE TRANSITORY OBJECT

These photographs were taken during Big Odd's performance of "A Broken Part", a play that has been described as "a Catholic Pop performance". The central character of the play, Saint Elizabeth of Portugal, is adorned with my fragile ceramic body-sculptures and costumes - all of which are hand-made bespoke creations including geometric religious crosses, beaded rose-encrusted necklaces and sculptural draped gowns.

The unfired stoneware body-sculptures were made to be transitory objects, complete sets of unique breakable sculptures that turned into dusty memories when destructed onstage each evening of the play - objects made to exist and to be broken. These ceramic photographs capture the ceramic objects whilst they're waiting to be seen. Aside from existing in the audience's memory, the photographs now become the sole evidence of their fleeting existence.


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"Saint Elizabeth of Portugal".

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"Saint Elizabeth of Portugal" (Detail). Photography by Jacqueline Chang

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