Back East

Posted by Gemma on the 8th of February, 2012

Some recent eastern states projects:

New OK addition Jacob Ogden Smith is currently presenting his recent body of work at Craft Victoria:

" Jacob Ogden Smith explores the representation of pottery within contemporary mediums such as film, television and the Internet. His archetypal pottery forms, such as Ancient Greek amphorae, Chinese celadon and Japanese tea bowls, will sit alongside a series of videos that depict actions associated with pottery production.Smith's videos in Pottery Practice Project are intended to integrate ceramic practice into the medium of television - a medium that has an ability to impart significance through representation. The work interrogates understandings of television's mastery of quality and popular entertainment, as if somehow if it's on television it must be 'good'. This idea is best represented in the work Pottery Stills, a collection of images taken from film and television, which depict popularised examples of pottery and pottery practice. (his) archetypal pottery forms, such as Ancient Greek amphorae, Chinese celadon and Japanese tea bowls, will sit alongside a series of videos that depict actions associated with pottery production."


Pottery Practice Project runs until March 3rd.

Ben Barretto also headed east recently to perform onstage at the Forum Theatre with Sun Araw at the Suger Mountain Festival. Footage from their collaboration is available on Ben's website.

Jacob Ogden Smith, Hair Metal Raku, 2010
Ben Barretto/Sun Araw. Image courtesy Ben Barretto