If the name is the archetype of the thing and mud is the archaic metaphor for the created and the duly imperfect, then the word “man” would imply both Adam and Golem.
Thus mud makes up a whole: the ground, the first man, his shelter, and the material that serves to bind head and hand.
Laden with all that, a small mud machine heads to its microscopic destination. The artisanal and the process of learning implicit to a relationship with the age-old tend toward construction in the most basic sense.
The Man and the Cat. Context
MAN (the acronym in Spanish for nomadic pottery unit) is one in a series of mobile artifacts and carriages for performance that make up the Gran Aula [Great Classroom] project. It forms part of research whose origin lies in CAT (Centro de Arqueología Tecnológica).
MAN moves around the city, facilitating in an array of social contexts collective experiences involving the use of clay modeling technique to make a range of items.
MAN began its path of experimentation at Monoambiente, sharing its productive tension in relation to the digital world by means of a series of events and activities that took place over the course of the exhibition.
The skillful Pedro Satorre drives the nomadic pottery unit.