The stone carvings studio
- In Short
When executing an elaborate and slow work, Isabel Ferrand was able to observe and question the way her hands develop new skills.
She became intrigued by the intelligence of the hands and the unconscious body knowledge acquired during learning. ‘On the Memory of the Hands’ is an ongoing artistic-research where the processes of making are analysed from the perspective of the hands.
‘We reason from our hands to our heads. We know and understand things as we apprehend them through the labor and pleasure of our hands, so we tend to proceed from the perceptual to the conceptual and back again’. (HD Thoureau, 1817-62).