Hand Held to Super Scale

ECAlab is presenting part of their Interface Soundscape installation at a new exhibition, Hand Held to Super Scale: Building with Ceramics , taking place at the Building Centre between 20 September 2019 and 31 January 2020 [#HandHeldToSuperScale].

The practices and artists featured in the show range from established figures to emerging talents and includes: AHMM, Assemble, Ceràmica Cumella, Denizen Works, ECAlab, EPR Architects with ceramicist Kate Malone, Eric Parry Architects with artist Richard Deacon, FAT Architecture with Grayson Perry, Feilden Fowles, Fettle Studio, Granby Workshop, Grymsdyke Farm, Jamie Fobert Architects, Metropolitan Workshop, Penoyre & Prasad, Piercy & Co.

The exhibition explores a close connection between hand-held ceramic objects and large-scale urban interventions – from the glazed household items that inspire whole building facades to the manufacturers using scaled-up processes familiar to studio potters. Both traditional production methods and innovative technology are equally embraced in the show, with hand-crafted pieces sitting alongside mass ceramic production and robotic technology.

Interface Soundscapes

This installation was first created for our TATE Exchange Project PlatFORM, presented at TATE Liverpool in September 2018, and later also as part of the Open Circuit Festival organised by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Composition and Technology (ICCaT) in Liverpool, between February and August 2019.

The installation is featuring in Crafts magazine (Crafts Council), and at RIBA J, the RIBA Journal.

This ceramic surface uses our innovative translucent porcelain to create a performative and visitor-engaging experience. It allows visitors to connect and be transported to different locations in the city, through listening to characteristic soundscapes of Liverpool. These journeys stimulate the discovery and provoke an active reflection on the qualities of the acoustic environment that surrounds us in everyday life, often drowned out and dominated by visual stimulation.

PlatFORM is the result of a new collaborative team at ECAlab:

ECAlab directors Rosa Urbano Gutierrez and Amanda Wanner
Ceramics Artist Edit Szabó
Sound Artist Eduardo Coutinho