GALLERY 2
IGNITION
SASKIA DOHERTY

Ignition animates a liminal space between bodies and matter. Employing clay, as a material connected to bodily composition and preservation [the myth of the Golem; the practice of geophagy, in which clay is consumed for nutrients; the building of ceramic vessels for cooking food]; and Cassel earth pigment, a powder lent its hue by brown coal [a mined & dirty-burning fuel source, a substance spawning the absence of bodies in several ways], it aims to evoke this space as one of exchange, transposition and altercation, often sliding between development and decay as one side overpowers the other. Ignition uses the drawn mark and the space of installation to evoke a series of suggestions and traces, creating an ambiguous space between presence and absence; a sense of the before and a sense of the after with the body in-between.

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