Carte Blanche – Porcelain and Code

Ceramic materials can be shaped into desired forms and were used as carriers of information early on – as a quasi „informable“ material. Both derived from the Latin word formare – to form, to mould, to shape, to establish – the linguistic relationship between „to bring in form“ and „to inform“, i.e. the transmission of data and facts, is not a coincidence. The process of creating form produces ‚information‘, which in turn can be readable. We see the potential in porcelain to create readability through forming. What levels of information can shapes, structures and textures contain? What aesthetic quality can they have? How can they be read or decoded? What information can they convey? How is aesthetic communication achieved? How does sensory perception work? Which senses does porcelain appeal to? Answers were found by:

Melinda Barth, Elif Cak Köm, Angeliki Koutsodimitropoulou, Ursula Jarero, Aimilia Leontou, Hsin Ju Lin, Frederike Rehfeldt, Ralph Zähringer, Keying Zhu
project supervision: Prof. Barbara Schmidt, Babette Wiezorek
workshop support by: Sabine Selmke, Maria Braun

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