Series of sculptures realized during a three-month residency at Centre d’art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux.
The hand-crafted bioplastic is made from biomass components (starch). After being cooked, the drying context defines the shapes and the textures. The bioplastic is in between several states and acquires an infinite transformation, constantly changing materiality over time. Exposed at a high humidity rate, the bioplastic is consequently mutating, breaking, liquefying itself and running along the structures over the course of the exhibition.
The ceramics — with several entrances and exits — are swallowing up the bioplastic that is dispersing itself into the space. Contaminated by the humidity, the bioplastic attempts to mix together and to stick at the surface, despite the porosity. Yet the fired ceramic is absorbing the bioplastic as if it was a second skin.
Photo credit: Ernesto Sartori