Most extraordinary of devices
What is this?
A solid thing
variation in all
knowledge here applied practically
sensed and felt
apparent complexity conceals fluid abbreviation towards a most simple interface
elegance of integration through many centuries of refinement
pipes open to space
a manufactured lung
a voice box simulation
resonance connecting deeply to a human
each takes makes
beyond the centre
from then becoming
strength in numbers
this is what it is
there is none other
there is no design
only there is becoming
a consistent status of being that and this
an other thing
These precarious bodies are less about system failure than the unleashing of flexible and dynamic structures open to change.
in a system
rather than that of fear- that balance will be lost unless the present status quo is maintained
that balance and authenticity are not lost ever
they merely shift so that a previously unknown and unfamiliar point of balance is illuminated
nothing is lost
a newly uncovered dynamic relationship is discovered
what is to be feared?
what is to be secured?
all is allowed the freedom to alter and change
Talking down dragonfly and butterfly prototypes exhibited for the week here at The Poly, Falmouth and couldn’t resist to reconnect with the life of Butterfly Prototype #5 (2016).
A presentation of prototypes within the same room as a collection of masterfully designed and fabricated performing puppets assembled and presented by the Curious School of Puppetry.
The Poly, Falmouth, Cornwall.
10-14 February 2020
The art pieces here presented are prototypes.
They are form and movement explorations along my creative way; indicating where I have been and functioning as a physical-dynamic point of departure.
Two separate journeys are presented in this selection of prototypes;
A butterfly journey (2014 - 2017) culminating in the creation of the piece Flight is a Waltz, in collaboration with artist Dominic Harris, and presented at the prestigious Design Basel/Miami Exhibition in 2017.
A dragonfly journey (2018-2019) resulting in the analogue, responsive
work Dragonfly-Imago, the focus of a solo exhibition at Circus Gallery, Marylebone, London in 2019.
Puppetry is an art form which naturally transgresses boundaries.
Puppetry exists/has existed in some form within all traditional and modern cultures throughout the world.
However simple, a puppet comes into being through an active observation of form, movement and rhythm.
The physical aspect of puppetry is in essence a poetic exploration of what is currently termed biomechanics.
The way in which a puppet is given movement by a person involves some form of interface, physical or remote.
I feel that through an intimate relationship between Art and Science we all have much to gain.
Art is text
Art is information
Art is communication
(of its many shapes only one is knowledge)
to be studied
to be built upon
to be further developed
Free is Flow
Originality and Ownership
are tertiary ...
Can Science become Art?
Art was Science was Art was Science ...
Art is the wild nature of Human
much as we reduce, quantify, exploit and package Nature at our peril
so too with Art?