Postdoc:

Nadia Sels
Vlad Ionescu
Peter De Cupere
Karen Wuytens
Bert Willems
David Huycke

PhD students:

Joani Groenewald
Sebastián González de Gortari
Lodewijk Heylen
Eleanor Duffin
Patricia Domingues
Anneleen Swillen
Marieke Pauwels
Natalia Drobot

PROJECTEN

Marieke Pauwels
Prima materia. The comparative cosmogonic myth linked with the origin of (ceramic) art work.

Prima materia. The comparative cosmogonic myth linked with the origin of (ceramic) art work.

How is a work of art created? The stress in this question is on the way in which, in the creative process of a work of art, an object or image, a certain order is distilled from chaos. Could there possibly be, preceding this chaos, an underlying plan (a form of order) that unfolds in the work of art? In order to answer this question, I consult, among others, myths of creation from China and Western Europe that wield precisely such concepts in order to explain the origin of the cosmos. Clay, which also plays a role in several creation myths, is the main research material.

Keywords: chaos – order, creation, eastern – western, myths, clay