KLUMP GOES TO ISTANBUL


In 2013 I went on a study trip to the 13th Istanbul Biennial. I decided to bring along an object I was working on at the time - a ceramic sphere, uneven and imperfect. I was thinking a lot about the perception of time and the role it plays in the relation between humans and objects, so I intended to use it as an anchor for my presence in Istanbul, and to keep for later as a memory of the time spent there.

It turned out to be quite heavy and boring to lug around, and after a nice, but exhausting first day I could not resist playing around with it. After an especially venturesome game of rolling it down Istiklal street, the result was an object broken in half. Which was fun too, I guess. I continued to carry it with me in various pieces, taped together and re-broken, throughout the 5-day trip.

I later decided ceramics were not for me.







Other parts of this project:
Klump goes to Kochi
Klump goes to Tokyo