My friend Claire is making or rather orchestrating a beautiful pice of work called ‘Measure‘. I requested a ‘measure’ to take part in the project, but was left seeking something to measure.
I have now found what i wish to measure, unfortunately I am presented with a the sad paradox that I will never be able to test or experince my measure. I suppose it has become a kind of thought measure.
This is a measure of not measuring. My orginal measure disappeared in the post,so I requested a new one. In due course my new measure arrived but I haven’t been able to think of anything to measure (my mind being in something of a state of flux recently)…
anyway I am siting alone this evening working – rather atempting to work H + the little man are away for a week – and I am catching up on all the jobs that have piled up lately…
My measure is still not ready – it is still measuring, it is siting in the green bowl. Despite its sturdy black covering odd photons must be slipping through and so it is slowly measuring itself. The dilema, in a Schrodingers Cat kind of way is that I can’t see or
‘measure’ the measure without opening it up, which will of course destroy the
Winter seems to have arrived in Devon this morning. The M5 was not much fun. Apparently it Ottery looks a bit ‘Day after Tomorrowish’
I’ve been working recently on a lot of alphabet based artwork. Alongside the as large as I can possibly get away with sculptures and installations that I love to build I have always been quietly obsessed with counting systems and alphabets and the whole arbitrary and symbolic nature of the representational systems.
After all it doesn’t really matter if you are counting with numbers or kittens and goldfish (as long as the kittens don’t run away or eat the fish)…
Slowfall have just got funding to do some further pieces of work extending the Stories from the Tower project in Hackney (with a bit of luck we’ll get some more funding to publish a book based on the entire project). In a nushell the new project involves each of the artists involved making a piece of work in response to a story gathered in the original project.
The story I have chosen to work with is Blake Family, Tasmanian connection with Hackney and I have decided to make an alphabet illustrated with images derived from and refering to the story.
Howevet this has got me thinking about alphabets for different people. So today I have come up with an:
Hockney, Hamilton, Hirst
Kabakov, Il’ya (Iosifovich) , Koons
Light (as in studio with good light required)
Piero della Francesca
Stockholder, Jessica (my favourite artist)
to be continued…