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.