Thursday, 12 May 2011

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Another note for posterity...

Another probable influence when thinking about the viewing position maquette was Tim Noble and Sue Websters shadow sculptures:

I'm not going down that route anymore, but felt I ought to document post-mortem...

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Bike Chain Sculpture

Looking at work of other people who've played with bike chain...

Here's a kinetic sculpture using bike chain by Arthur Ganson - Resident Sculptor at MIT

I really like his stuff, he does all sorts of amazing kinetic sculptures - I don't know how well his work relates with other contemporary art (though probably a lot more easily than Sharmanka)- he's a bit of an odd one.  But I have to say I find his pieces fun, entertaining, thought provoking and probably more emotional than anything else mechanical I've ever seen. He's very popular - albeit probably more in science circles than the art world.

There's a fascinating presentation by him on Ted.com where he talks about his work 
(though not the bike-chain piece unfortunately)  
The guy is obviously a mechanical genius - my head hurts trying to understand how he can come up with this stuff..

Joseph Beuys - 7000 Oaks

Thought I would post a link to info about Joseph Beuys' 7000 Oaks.



I haven't so much come across this while on this project - but I keep thinking about it... so I thought I better record it...

Link here to more info

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Chain

Looking at bike chains... thinking about a bridge sculpture again- thinking about the way a chain is symbolic of a connection, and a drive, and linking.



Came across this site: The Chain Guide - which tells you just about everything you could ever know about transmission chains (such as the chain on a bike)

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Felice Varini

Paints distorted shaped that 'assemble' when viewed from the right place



I've seen this work before, but was reminded after a friend posted this video of one of his pieces on facebook.