Archive for March 24th, 2019

Energising objects investigation – 2

Ready for lift-off

There was a question around the grandfather and his preference for a three-legged stool. Not my grandpa. A generic grandfather, the sort who gets caught up in a question on a school maths test.

A question which puzzled housemate and soon-to-be qualified maths teacher Sean. Wouldn’t the four-legged armchair be more comfortable? “Not if it wobbled”, I suggested. “Three points define a plane, so no wobble. Centre your weight within the triangle and the stool won’t overbalance, though it might slope.”

My early energising repeats the lesson.

Notes: Weaving shuttle, chopsticks and kitchen scourer. There was a series of simplifications, concluding in a simple and stable tripod.

More energizing objects.

  • Balance to create motion
  • A sideways step through memory
  • Process, objects…
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  • Glossary investigation – Quiver

    Unbalance: Quiver

    1490 Caxton Eneydos

          “Dido quyvered & shoke of grete rage.”


          Red haze
          Choke in throat
          Tears threatening
          Incoherent thoughts
          Bitter barbs



    Notes: I was drawn to this quote in part because of mention of Dido in Float, a work by Anne Carson that we discussed in the Creative Research group.

    I made the copper wire form in while in Hobart with the group, as an illustration of balance. Representing Aeneas it turns with freedom around the pivot. As Dido, options are curtailed, movement constrained.

    More glossary entries
    Structure based on lists

  • Glossary as a list of words connected with unbalance
  • Oxford English Dictionary used as source of quotations, not definitions
  • Making, motion, and photo documentation in response to quote
  • Text response in a list
  • Process notes

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