Though the video was completed in May, we have done very little to share and promote it beyond our Facebook circle. Preparing the work for our first major show entry has motivated us to begin sharing in earnest. Here we share the video and a brief artist statement that accompanies the work. If you are interested in learning about the project, we have blogged it extensively since October of last year.
Foxy-Wolff is an art collaborative featuring artists Gabe Wolff and Kate Fox. The focus of our work is in uniting the oldest forms of art (ceramic) with the newest (digital technology) into works that honor both history and craft tradition, while at the same time exploring contemporary life and culture in a thoughtful and meaningful way.
The Magic Box project is inspired by toys and explores the lives of ceramic figurines as the Magic Box influences them. Central to this work is a story of misplaced desire and addiction, and one squid’s attempt to save his relationship and understand his world.
The ceramic objects are central to a project that includes technology within, in the form of touch screen portable devices and technology without, in the form of a video that uses the house and its characters as the set and actors.