Op.50874           

sound, LPplayer, speaker, iphone, table, 2.4m x 0.7m x 0.8m / 2016

00:00 / 03:42

‘Op. 50874’, as a project involving making LP records out of ceramic, I recorded environmental sounds inside the work studio during my residency at Clayarch Gimhae Museum (e.g., the sound of the potter’s wheel as clay is being moulded, music, voices of anonymous people) and playing them through speakers. At the same time, an unfired white ceramic plate in the shape of a LP record is turning silently on a record player. “Op.” refers to an ‘opus’ or work of classical music, and 50874 is the postal code of Clayarch Gimhae Museum.

On the white ceramic plate, lines reminiscent of the grooves on a vinyl LP record appear like fingerprints as the ceramic is being formed on the potter’s wheel.

 ©서소형 Hye-Soon Seo