Plate Recorder | 2017

In collaboration with Roy Maayan
> Latvia International Ceramics Biennale, 2018 | Rothko Center, Daugavpils
> Jerusalem Design Week 2018 | Hansen House, Jerusalem
> Cluj Ceramics Biennale, 2017 | Muzeul de Arta Cluj-Napoca

‘Plate Recorder’ is a digital-era homage to analog, translating sound into matter. Sounds were collected, tagged, and categorised, along with the stories underlying them. A custom-built machine etched the sound waves off fresh overglaze covering ready-made ceramic plates, creating ‘ceramic plate records’. In contrast to industrial vinyl records, the recording process is not optimizing audio quality and precision. This process of translation is quite opaque as lines may overlap, the liquid overglaze flows, and environmental noise is welcomed. While recording each sound one can change its sensitivity and pace via dials and buttons, adding a subjective viewpoint to the visual interpretation.

Plate Recorder has recently been exhibited at the Jerusalem Design Week (Hansen House, Jerusalem, June 2018) and at Cluj Ceramics Biennale (Muzeul de Arta Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, October 2017). Live Plate Recording performances were at the center of the opening events of both exhibitions.

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