David Cushway made these wonderfully poetic films of banal ceramic objects (the type of artefact commonly found in local charity shops), being dropped onto a hard surface in slow motion.
'Technology allows us to view in a more intimate way how ceramic responds and reacts to hitting a concrete surface. The onlooker is at once aware of the qualities and limitations of the ceramic object. The work acts as a metaphor for the way in which we attempt to piece together fragments of culture – ceramic – to reconstruct the past.' David Cushway.