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The Haptic Font - 'Library of Pilgrimage'

Galpin, Pippa (2017) The Haptic Font - 'Library of Pilgrimage'. [Show/Exhibition]

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My work explores what is perceived through the haptic system, via the sense of touch.
Touch is instrumental to how we experience ceramics and perhaps, as the oldest and the most pre-verbal of all the senses, how we understand experience itself.
At its most basic, a haptic font – like the cuneiform font – is a natural, stylisation of thought and being inherent in all human mark-making, encoded at the time and place of it impression.
The process used for this collection involves placing clay between myself and the world around me. In this way the resulting pieces become simultaneously, a record of contact with a surface and the action made over it.
As a part of this collective ‘Library of Pilgrimages’, these ceramic pieces are an archive of haptic fonts that can be said to have been felt into being.
You are invited to hold the works – to place your hand in the artist’s space.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information:

A Space Place Practice touring Exhibition: Trowbridge Arts Centre and various other venues - details to be advised.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: haptic, haptic fonts, haptic system, ceramics, touch
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Depositing User: Pippa Galpin
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 09:42
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:18

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