Friday, 1 May 2009

Plates with stories - 'Tellerstories' by Magdalena Gerber

{Artistic plates}: After a day of technical hiccups (computers are the weirdest thing!), today I am back with great Tellerstories... a project by the Swiss designer, Magdalena Gerber. The designer and photographer has created a collection of 400 porcelain plates, each with their unique picture taken by Magdalena.

I think these words more describe the artist concept behind this project:

"In the project "Tellerstories" the starting point ist the observation that around a table we tell us stories - every plate tells another one. Every plate tells a story - a plate story - and makes his users to story-tellers.
On every plate is another videostill to be seen.The shots offer insights into sometimes intimate moments of the urbane life and provoke questions about the Before and the After. And soon, guests (around the table), hardly familiar with each other, are already in discussion.
The project "Tellerstories" should release new stories. Searching the borderline around voyeurism, rumors and their possible consequences.The transient picture, the fraction of the second we call memory, combines with the everlasting material of the porcelain".
Picture from Magdalena Gerber website