In an ever-changing world, the most durable urban structures provide an illusion of stability, but they also inevitably decay overtime. Caro de Jonge’s experiments with ceramics and photography play with the contradictions of fluidity and solidity, of change and permanence.
The ceramic column in this installation has transformed from a malleable material into a durable and fixed object. While it looks static, it reveals a dynamic through the repetitive relief, that de Jonge rolled into the surface of the clay with cylinder seals.
The photographs are subject to a similar transition: from movement to a fixed form. The artist made rhythmic motions while photographing existing images. Those movements were eventually captured in still images, creating vibrating photos that seem to come alive.carodejonge.com