Well it was a half dozen today. The most we’ve had at Ovada in one day. Still an air of monastic calm with us moving mostly in silence working in parallel but sometimes meeting, in a zone of concentration working on and around the growing thing which at night takes on appearance of an imminently […]Read more "The Dirty Dozen"
Half Moon It was a half moon last night, 3rd quarter, when the sun and moon are at right angles to the earth. I only mention this because I was photographing Fede’s plate mobiles with flash in the dark cube of the Ovada warehouse. The results turned out to be like a rayograph or some […]Read more "Geometric Progression: 4 Interludes"
The air, the almost monastic calm, is punctured now and then by a piercing noise as James remotely activates the alarm on his webcam. The acoustics of this space is such that the noise comes like a prod to keep us moving (or to call us into the picture if we are out of […]Read more "A Sense of Orders and the Word"
The rusting motorcycle pulled from a local canal may look like a move towards greater entropy, except that the oxidation of metal is a form of stabilising. There would probably be a tipping point when the beauty of the colour, the way the machine appears to be transforming into a marine organism, a kind of […]Read more "Growth"
Fuelled by a hearty full-English breakfast, bolstered by the collaborative spirit of the first 3 days of frenetic construction and eager to maintain momentum in the absence of David and James, Phil and I began day 4 in what child psychologists call “parallel play”. He began building his model of 4 dimensional space (which I’m […]Read more "Ode To The Cathedral of Erotic Misery"
It could seem strange to be thinking about entropy just as we start to build this installation or (as James put it) embark on this 28 day install. But I couldn’t help it with the overt meaning of entropy as the measure of available energy to do useful work. We have nowhere to hide with […]Read more "T=2; The Doing"
I’m currently gearing up to move temporarily to Oxford for the first week of our Warrior Studios collaborative project “What Is Done Cannot Be Undone”. One week tomorrow and we’ll be thrown together in the large warehouse space of OVADA for a month of group constructing. There is no plan as such, just 12 artists […]Read more "Pi Day got me thinking in circles"