2020 SUMMER EXHIBITION FOR LOS ANGELES FORUM FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN
EVERY. THING. CHANGES
IN.MEMORIAL. is a series of vases as street objects for people to present tributes
to their memories, beloved ones, or historic events.
The project is composed of 14 pieces made by using a technique called coiling --
an ancient method to shape clay into vessels. The gestural contours and freewheeling,
robust shapes are inspired by organic outlines of human body and nature, reflecting
the influence of Valentine Schlegel among other ceramists from the 1950s.
These vases are an invitation to the community to rest their memories in the city,
placing flowers to honor their lives and universal feelings concerning public tragic
events. The installation is accompanied by three collages and a visual piece in which
Lorena, starting from Viva´s experiences, navigates through her own map of memories,
along with visions of vases splashed throughout the urban grid, and following the
hypnotizing tunes by Cameron Stallones/Sun Araw.
To my grandmom. To all the people who have lost their lives due to the pandemic and
police brutality. RIP.