Perfection of Understanding (2022)

PERFECTION OF UNDERSTANDING is a limited edition artist book and CD containing commissioned artworks, essays and documentation of Interbeing, an exploration of collaborative ceramic and sound art practice in Britain and China, curated and edited by Joseph Young and Kay Aplin (supported by funding from Arts Council England).

Inter-being is a Buddhist concept that comes from the Heart Sutra and, in the context of the Interbeing project, explores the cultural connections between two seemingly very different cultures, the UK and China. By starting from a point of similarity rather than distance, we hope to foster and encourage a deeper understanding between artists from the two countries, especially at this time when the challenges of Covid-19 are pressing us towards more open international collaboration.