ArtJunk
No. 16—2024

Calcination

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Nika Fontaine

Info: Nika Fontaine’s idea for the series Calcination emerged in 2017 while she prepared her residency at the European Ceramic Workshop Center of 2019. A turning point in her artistic production occurred while she decided to part from the glitter and engage in a profound research on the 7 transmutation steps of alchemy. Each step would be the driver of a series of series. Calcination or Calcio in Latin, initiates the process through what appears to be a violent act of destruction, agonie and purgation. On the contrary, this dance with fire seeks to liberate the seeker from their fears, limiting beliefs and ego driven behaviors.

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