Mathilde Imesch – Reclaim Set: (re)construire son pouvoir
Diploma project by Mathilde Imesch
Reclaim Set is a ceramic set that manifests ecofeminist ideas drawn from the history of witch hunts. The clay used consists of a mixture of mineral and organic materials, thus bringing together the mineral, plant and animal realms. This process also conjures up the four elements during the different phases of modelling, drying and firing. Witch hunts, which began in the 14th century, contributed greatly to the alienation of our connection with nature. The destruction of this heritage has resulted in declining autonomy and loss of power as a community in the face of institutional authority. Building your own Reclaim Set is a first step towards legitimising your power. When we use our experience to change everyday life, we transform reality and fight against cultures of oppression.