Translatio Studii (No such thing as Western Civilisation) 2020 by Zac Langdon-Pole
Discovered this fantastic work. This ingenious “shard poem” rearranges ceramic history. On view now Michael Lett Gallery as part of the exhibition ‘the body and its outside’ 2 Jun — 3 Jul 2021.
This piece is made up of ceramic fragments from throughout human history, sutured together with brass staples.
Zac Langdon-Pole, Translatio Studii (No such thing as Western Civilisation), 2020. bowl fragments, brass staples: fragment details, (brown/red slip pottery shard): Ancient Greek / Cypriot c. 800- 600 B.C.E; (black clay fragment): Scythian c. 100-500 A.D.; (blue/green/ purple glass): Roman, c. 4th-5th Century A.D.; (glazed calligraphic bowl- Kufic inscription: al mulk lillah ‘Sovereignty is God’s’) Samanid Central Asia, 11th Century; (green glazed ceramic fragment): Bamiyan Islamic, 11th – 12th Century A.D.; (blue and white porcelain): Liverpool, England c. 1785 – 95 A.D. 73 x 173 x 186mm
© Toni Warburton 2021