(form & concept) | Degrees of Granularity
Degrees of Granularity is a collaboration between artists Christine Cassano and Shomit Barua. 500+ hand-formed pieces of paper-thin, translucent porcelain are delicately stacked atop a mirror and on top of each other. Motion reactive audio is derived from the friction of these bone-like pieces.
The individual shape, weight and texture causes their edges to catch; their arrangement requires balance, and then they rest with precarious density. The noise the pieces make when they shift is both corrosive and harmonic—sometimes the edges crack, crumble and deteriorate, other times they resonate and ring. While this sculpture exists for the moment in a delicate stasis, the inevitable rearrangement over time will grind the porcelain into dust.