Clay Breath

“The process of dried clay melting in water”

In this project the clay itself is the musician who makes sound by “breathing”. The air in the dried clay escapes towards the surface of the water and it’s fascinating how it constantly creates different sounds. The process is unpredictable and it lives its own life. The temporality of this work appeals to me, the clay melts in the water, decays (vanishes).

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Gemma Luz Bosch developed ‘Clay Breath’ during her research residency at Instruments Inventors workspace from March 10 to April 10 2022.

Moving Air took place:
07/05/2022 – Flipchart event – Instruments Inventors
Pictures made by Naomi Moonlion

01/06/2022 – Opening Gardening Amelisweerd
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