Rolling Pins

Clay, with its inherent material memory, is a time capsule of human collective consciousness. It holds forever the imprint of the human hand with its dense mapping of crisscross lines.


Rolling Pins is a participatory installation shown at Madhvi's solo show Mapping Memory at Gallery Chemould Prescott Road (2017). The audience is invited to roll the porcelain rolling pin on a bed of fine construction sand. With each turn of the rolling pin, encased memories in the fired clay are released to be revealed only under the light of a flashlight.