Saturday, 8 May 2010

Monday, 5 April 2010

Dicken's empty chair

as seen on Van Gough another solitary character

Phase IV

The film refers to the ants as cells of the same body instead of individual life forms. Over use of insect close ups and the concept behind the film makes it a cross between a nature documentary and an anti commie propaganda film, a slightly cut and pasted affair that shows the signs of the extent of red threat propaganda around at the time.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Prototypes: More Beautant Frames

Prototypes: Process photo's

getting an average from an irregular line, metal - wood brackets from reformed metal, chiseling to the mm, marking out material and handstitching the upholstery.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Study: Jamaica St bench

mysterious lights in the bermondsy triangle!

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Monday, 1 March 2010

Study: Fenced off trunk seats

Study: Girrafine high chair

The collapsing form of this chair appears to be peering 'round the corner. I like the giraffine form, I would like to use a similar construction as this early prototype and kissing chair to produce an oversized high chair which links it to this piece as it is also reminiscent of a childs chair.

Found this page by Heather Uprichard on the Shunt website which shares a visual language through sculptural forms

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Study: Silting on the dock of the bay...

Study: View from here...

the balcony on this post...

Chairs come with their own movements...

Orgesticulanismus overwhelming celebration of movement and movements in this animation that begins with automated and repetitive body movements, restrictive interactions and limited variation. The chair is the last object the characters interact with before the simplest yet most eclectic tune and dance sequence. Some objects including chairs are objects of constraint and for me represent formalities and break free is beautifully illustrated.

Friday, 19 February 2010

Monotheistic religions sharing the "creation" myth

The Bible: A History, Creation, channel4 (also on youtube)... on the distortion of science:
"a longing for absolute truth hides in the human heart, absolute atheism, absolute creationism, dance to the same tune each driving each other to further and further extremes of absolute conviction, for me neither position leaves room for what the poet John Keats called "negative capability" - mystery, uncertainty, doubt and since these are what makes for creativity they are precisely what we must bring the creation story"

at one point he also argues- "what do you want mere fact for"(?!)

Proof is belief not belief with proof. The requirements of belief of all monotheistic religions have been critised in the same way as the subjects of the book When Prophecy Fails and there is a common line I have heard myself in many church surmons and lay speeches, that persecution is almost proof of rightousness because the persecution was either a test of belief or a punitive measure, a benchmark set down as a model of potential comitment to apparent selflessness required. (Common themes such as sacrifice, homicidal certitude, terminal altruism all appear in the old testament and the book Marquez penned - from which the blog title is punned). The belief that punishment (for the sins of previous generations, for loss or lack of faith/belief) and the delay of (the "one")"his" (lord/god/son/aliens/apocolyptic agent/emancipation) return is a continual test of faith. The process and the results of this is objectively documented in the cult setting of this book. The cynical tone of the general publics response allowed this scrutiny to be permitted a luxury hard to gain if the same study was conducted on a church, especially in American Midwest. A review from amazon did make me think again about the conditions of study . The similarities between this cult and the monotheistic religions opens up a debate around the possibility of manipulation by the founders of the big three (Judaism, Catholicism and Islam).

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

The Tranquility of solitude in the chaos of life

this thread shows the posts I labelled tranquility to refer to the "tranquilty of solitude"

Monday, 15 February 2010

Study: The London squares

Here's an introduction to Peter Ackroyds London
"London is filled with many broken images"

the colours of london

not the best freeze frame image here, the initial part of this clip talking about how London developed its layout including squares and cloister style gardens.

Study: Cellist performance London bridge venue

The musician emanates one of the most enduring images of solitude. The level of concentration and focus between the musician to the instrument removes the musician from the immediate environment in many ways, it is our appreciation of this detachment and the consequences of the use of this object that allows us to be drawn into the musicians world, to share their vision, to experience what is being communicated through interaction between human and object. The chair is essential it must be one of the few instruments that require a chair. There is a frequent connection between the spine or the back and "other" places. It can be associatted with the past, so therefore with memory and with security or protection (by being a weakspot or centre of instability.
I would like to reproduce these images with black ink on red/orange glass/plastic backlit with yellow/orange...use diffuse technique...

Study: Trolley