A principle collaborator in my study of the emperor dragonfly was Ben Price at the Natural History Museum.
Here I am prototyping a mechanism to move a real insect in response to a genuine need expressed by Ben.
I had a breakthrough in reflecting this devise through and did a quick studio make on it today.
The materials are readily available and cheap.
The tooling needed to make this are standard DIY fare.
The concept is that this can be easily recreated by scientists internationally and aid in the photographic documentation of specimens.
Current versions of this devise require specialist tooling and machinist skill.
Exploration of vessels to freely hold and allow for physical reaction to a passing by.
(A suggestion has been to fill a large room with a vast plethora of these individuals.)
Within the film my physicality is responded to through the medium of the air by means of displacement, Each individual reacts to this in a unique way.
Early suggestions of character.
The delay is fascinating.
drawing from all around
surrounding to within
travelling journeying lines
scrubbing paper to impress
marking from the empty
to myself with
aspect of being this
in the physically made
I become within and of this
what i see then felt to again
to be physically
in and within this