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Silvester Mok: Moiré

2 October 2021 - 28 October 2021



When a set of lines or dots is superimposed on another set of lines or dots, a third, false pattern emerges in the form of “moiré pattern”. A similar visual perception can also occur when one looks close to the layer lines on 3d printed ceramics objects. Loose screws of the printer or slight difference in the clay consistencies, are the factors that caused changes in the layer width and height, producing unique objects. And these finest details suggest how the objects are made and hint the characteristics of clay.


Silvester Mok works mainly with 3D printed ceramics using a self-assembled printer. After graduating from Hong Kong Art School, he has combined two favorite media as his way of making, including 3D modeling and ceramics. Compared to pot pinching, machine has dominated the ceramics forming process in 3D printing. Clay were forced to squeeze out from the nozzle at a precise coordinate, creating clay object in a digital way. And Mok explores the new role of ceramist in this digital process. The precision and accuracy of machine make a huge contrast with clay, a material that easily deforms over weight and water content. Printed form collapses and rests on a balanced profile that can hold its weight, and the new silhouette is captured by fire permanently.


2 October 2021
28 October 2021
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