Dancer Vase | Markus Koistinen

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Dancer Vase

DANCER VASE is a series of kinetic and performative sound objects made out of porcelain. The series consists of experiments based on one mother form inspired by human body. With the experiments I wanted to question how objects relate to our physical properties and  how could a vase be made into a musical instrument – from a static container to a dynamic, performative object.

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DANCER VASE Performances:
Porcelain Evolution Lab exhibition opening, Berlin 23.4.2016
“From Inner Space #5” at Betakontext, Berlin 27.5.2016

By casting and cutting the DANCER VASE form in various ways I created instruments each with a unique sound.
UDU is made by cutting a hole on the side of the vase. By tapping and covering the holes with fingers one can play melodies within a range of five notes.
THE BELLS were made by cutting the vase in two. The horizontally cut halfs make a bell like sound.THE TONGUE is made by cutting slits on to the vase. It is played with small balls inside the vase and make a rattling, shaker type of sound.
THE VASE itself can be played by tapping on the hole or on the center of the bottom.