Friday, 29 January 2010

tim walker

Truisms - Jenny Holzer

Michael Lin

walking around Glasgow with a bag of balloons...

Tim Knowles

A series of drawings produced using drawing implements attached to the tips of tree branches,
the wind’s effects on the tree, recorded on paper. Like signatures each drawing reveals the
different qualities and characteristics of each tree.

Mitsuko Hoshino

overlaid lines - depth, dimension, scale - overlaying of time and space

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Dawn Scarfe

"Each listening glass possesses its own individual frequency and by inserting the smaller, teat-like end of the glass into the ear, the user is able to search out that frequency from their soundscape, success being announced when the glass vibrates in sympathy, and sounds loudly into the ear.
Dawn's listening glasses are modelled on resonators designed by scientist Hermann Helmholtz who used them to detect musical tones in, amongst other things, the 'howling of the wind, the rattling of carriage wheels, the rustling of leaves, and the splashing of water' (Helmholtz, 1863). Working with a glass blower, Dawn produced new resonators calibrated to distinct frequencies.
These resonators render tangible - visibly as well as audibly - our sensory system's own ability to isolate individual sounds. More than this, the resonators speak to Dawn's interest in resonance as a cybernetic phenomenon where a body picks up vibrations and resounds them, a system of feedback made more compelling when we recall that it is often described as 'sympathetic.'"

Duchamp - Erratum Musical