The images shown are from a series entitled Edge and are one element in an ongoing body of work entitled Past Present Perfect. The premise of this work is based on a future when we have forgotten the patterns of behavior around dishware. I make this work for an imagined museum of the not-yet-happened. Edge, as the name implies, are forms based on the contours of dishware. Out of context, these graphite covered terra cotta forms appear etymological.
Amber Ginsburg works collaboratively and her projects insert historical scenarios
into present day situations. Her research-based and large-scale installations
have a performative element and allow for audience engagement. She received
her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently a lecturer
in the Division of Visual Arts at The University of Chicago.