Ladder and Wall #
from the series Panoptic Segmentation
2022, Ceramics, 65 x 45 x15 cm
In Ladder and Wall, I purposefully trigger a fissure as to pierce the Great Firewall, climbing up the ladder by means of a VPN (Virtual Private Network). Moved by the strengthened censorship that, following the COVID-19 breakout, took over all content shared in social media platforms, this is, back in Spring 2020, I found myself creating a folder titled Censorship in my Google Drive account. There, I backed up a series of screenshots I had been taking, in an urge to collect the either censored or soon-to- be censored posts. These screenshots became the raw material I used in sculpting the ceramic ladder I titled Ladder and Wall, during the Spring of 2022. I printed and tore the images into small fragments and used the scraps of paper to mix paper clay. These fragments are not visible in the ladder itself, but they are a substantial structural element in its constitution.
Ladder and Wall, 2022
Ladder and Wall, Installation View at QWERTY, Solo Exhibition at Photographic Gallery Hippolyte, Finland, 2023