Terra Fermata #1#2#3
Earth, metal & cement
A collaboration with Wilson Goh
Our title is derived from the Latin term used to describe solid ground, Terra Firma, and Fermata, a musical term used to mean for the note to be sustained for a period of time at the discretion of the performer. In melding the two terms together,we hope Terra Fermata to mean for Earth (Terra) to remain for as long as it is intended, and to also recognise humanity’s influence on that duration.
The work itself is centred around various balls made solely out of fresh soil found within the estate in which the artists reside. The different finishes on the balls highlight some of the hidden properties of soil. They are juxtaposed against a base made of industrial cement and metal reinforcement rods to present a physical metaphor for the myriad treasures the earth offers that most do not stop to consider or even begin to see when we keep to ourselves within our urban landscape.
(Text by Wilson Goh)