Tuesday, 10 April 2007
I walk 10 paces straight ahead and I turn right
1. Re-enactment of text to create a form on paper
2. A Performance on paper
This is a demonstration of how text can work as instruction, and when followed, as if litterally walking with the text and turning right, a form/shape can be created. So the words/text become more than a vehicle for communication alone; the words become active in their own right. The words become objects in their own right and when placed in position by following the instructions create an even bigger object i.e. the words in position seen as a whole create a larger object the form itself. The words litterally take on their own entity as building blocks. The words become objects that create a larger object/form.
Photograph by Lois Greenfield
I like this image because four humans have been used to create one form, with movement and rythm, suspended in air. Here the rythm is created by the human bodies being linked together, the variation in the way the bodies are suspended i.e. one touching the ground and the others at different heights and they way in which the bodies are posed (limbs etc.) to create varying shapes and angles also add to the sense of rythm and movement as the eye follows the form as a whole.