Manipulated clocks

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Even better: placing the image in original size results in a distortion of the aspect ratio according to preformatted sizes of the template. This aspect of visual articulation is part of my exploration in the elastic screen project.

I manipulated the clockhands of conventional clocks and replaced them with elastic latex material. Suddenly gravity becomes an important and influencing factor in the display of time. Some specific constellations of the clockhands are difficult for the rotation of the clockhands: when the hourly and minute clockhand move on top of each other the clockhand for seconds does not have enough energy to move over them and gets stucked. Furthermore the display of time gets creatural and anthropomorphic. Physical factors are not settled or reduced to a controlled, well organised sequence. Instead, they are encouraged and made apparent.

Shrinking rulers

Rulers in different materials shrunken with pressure cooker.
10, 15, 20 minutes.

Shrinking Cups

First experiment with pressure cooker to shrink styrofoam cups: from left to right the cups are shown from original size to shrinking times in the pressure cooker between 10 min. – 25 min.
The scale is shrinking and the cups lose elasticity. Filling the cup with water results in a roman appearing shape.

Exhibition: Articulate Space, Sydney – 11.04.2014

Hanging of 1 kilo rubberbands in Articulate art space. Got good responses as my work holds the space together and connects the other artworks. In the concept of the exhibition 5 artists per week react to the space and to previous works. In the left image abobe from India Zegan is Sach Catts response to my work like a manifestation of the tensile temporary forces I am referring to.

Text from Amy Prcevich

Taking its name from a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours, the works in Fair Isle form a tapestry of conversations around fluidity and structure.

Beta Bruder’s Diagramatic Entanglements is an ensemble of elastic bands stretched to their limits and connected to each other and the corners of the building. The work gently directs viewers to draw their gaze to the periphery of the artwork and on to the structure of the building. The audience is encouraged to touch, pull and play with the bands causing them to bob, shudder and bounce. The viewer induced movement and mutation of the work makes us ponder the moments of fluidity and spontaneity that can occur within a fixed structure.

At the heart of all these works is a curated conversation about states of transition and in each form we get the sense that we are merely looking at one point in the life-span of an object or idea. As viewers we have the responsibly to be imaginative and contemplative in order to create ideas about the past and future based on these momentarily fixed states that form a connection between what is and what will be.

Clandulla State Forest Gallery

Clandulla

Disordered Zero Point of Clandulla State Forest

Survey show of Clandulla State Gallery, NSW, Australia

In a geometrical approximation process the geographical zero point of Clandulla State Forest was determined at -32°53’37.6”, 149°56’6”. This mark was shifted to the main area of the one-day exhibition. Such flexibility of the zero point is represented by a mobile rotating device, which keeps the zero point in constant motion.

The project materialises the discrepancy between human made constructions offside of situational and local concerns like naturally unfolded occurrences. The project oscillates between these two worlds and the visitors are physically moving between them by revisiting the site and following the paths.

More info available at: Clandulla State Gallery

Clandulla State Forest Gallery – 2

Clandulla State Forest – Exhibition 1

Very successfull exhibition in the Clandulla State Forest Gallery – the disordered zeropoint behaved well and unsteady. Got great feedback.

 

Clandulla State Forest Gallery

The Survey Show at Clandulla State Gallery, NSW, Australia – 12.04.2014


Disordered zero point of Clandulla State Forest

Spatial disorientation, collaborative curation and emergence theory in the unconventional space of Clandualla State Gallery, which is a forest.

Description of work: In a geometrical approximation process the geographical zero point of Clandulla State Forest got calculated. In three different hanging positions a perpendicular installed on top of the contour of the state forest created a intersection point – this is the geographical zero point or zone of gravitiy of the state forest. This process allowed the determination of the zero point at -32°53’37.6” , 149°56’6”.  As the area is difficult to access, the zero point got shifted to the main area of the exhibition. This flexibility of the zero point is represented through a mobile rotating device, which keeps the zero point in constant motion. The work consists of a battery-powered rotation motor from an-off-the-shelf tinkering-and-assembly set. Parallel references to longitudes and latidudes in the area are marked by shuffled walking paths on the ground. The project materializes the discrepancy between human made constructions such as the segmentation of the world in latitudes and longitudes or the setting of abstract target points offside of situational and local concerns like walking paths of humans and animals, vegetation and other naturally unfolded occurences. The project oscillates between these two worlds and the visitors are physically moving between them by revisiting the site and following the paths. More info: http://clandullastategallery.wordpress.com/

Diagrammatics

Articulate Space, Sydney – Fair Isle 11.04.

Upcoming group show at articulate space, Sydney
http://articulate497.blogspot.com.au/p/fair-isle.html

Clusterfuck Aesthetics

http://www.damienmintongallery.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/redfern-biennale-2014.html

CLUSTERFUCK AESTHETICS
The radicality of garbage

Essay by Yellam Nre
Curator, writer, academic, theorist
Antwerp and Redfern

Redfern Biennale 2014

& Damien Minton Gallery, 08.03.2014