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Trevor King
trevorkingart.com
University of Michigan
Faculty Sponsor: Susan Crowell



Listener
2015
Steel, angle iron, surface transducer speakers, amplifier, sound, porcelain
10 x 8 x 8 ft. and 12 x 10 x 2 ft.
Photo Credit: Math Monahan

Artist Statement

A meditation on stillness and volume, Listener centers on the basic premise that pottery-making is a meaningful indexical process. The physical memory of touch is recorded in 42 porcelain forms. Sound captured from the voided spaces of these vessels is transmitted through a steel amplifier, creating a resonant hum between the objects. These distilled material poetics create a contemplative pause—a still moment to consider ourselves in passing time and reflect on our imprints.