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Yozora

Emma Rogers

Reference

SAS0069_001

Year

2018

Dimensions (cm)

Height: 200
Length: 200
Depth: 7

Materials

Porcelain

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • Floor-based
  • On a plinth
  • Wall-mounted
  • Hung from ceiling

Background, history, commissioner of the work

The work was commissioned as part of Hidden Door 2018 and displayed in Leith Theatre during the Festival. Specifically for Hidden Door, the work was suspended from the ceiling in a tapered formation to create an alien landscape of form, colour and texture that could only be viewed by looking upwards. Due to the works accumulative construction it can be reinvented and installed in many different formats. The work has also been installed as a wall piece in a later exhibition (renamed Hosonagai).

Thematic/contextual information

'Yozora', meaning night sky, is a site specific installation of accumulatively constructed cast porcelain forms. The work is made from multiple casts based on the origami fold ‘kusudama’. In ancient Japanese culture Kusudama, meaning ‘medicine ball’, a predominant feature in my work, were attached together to form a sphere, filled with incense or pot pourri and hung above pillows to dispel diseases and insure good health, something that Yozora tries to emulate.

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