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<i>Setomonogatari</i> – Ceramic Practice as an Archaeology of the Contemporary Past

Journal of Contemporary Archaeology

Equinox Publishing

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      I will argue that my creative ceramic practice has much in common with archaeological approaches to the contemporary past in that it takes the form of a “creative materialising intervention”, focusing on marginal or otherwise overlooked aspects of person-object interaction. This will be illustrated by reference to recent artworks made in Seto, Japan, a traditional centre of pottery production. By reanimating old moulds and repurposing discarded sherds, my work explores the site’s changing materiality through time and is itself a proactive contribution to the archaeological record, capturing an enduring glimpse of the past and present of this ceramics community.

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      Journal of Contemporary Archaeology
      JCA
      Equinox Publishing
      2051-3429
      2051-3437
      February 19 2018
      February 2 2018
      : 4
      : 2
      : 183-194
      10.1558/jca.32417
      © 2018

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