Elemental echoes

This performative installation of clay water whistles is inspired by pre-Colombian antic whistle jars used in shamanic healing rituals. The project started from a from a fascination for kinetics, analogue objects and systems. Using the four elements of nature – fire, clay, water and air – Ambre Pourcelot applies the principle of oscillation to put water into motion and produce different sounds. Together, these musical totems form a playful performative landscape. Their variety in shape, size, texture and color makes each sculpture unique. Wen picked up and moved, the engineered rocks produce their own specific sound, inviting the public to manipulate, listen, play and interact with them in a tactile and sensory experience.