Monday, July 9, 2012

Stuff Moves Extended, Dancers Move Within and I Swing

My exhibit Stuff Moves, at The Engine in Biddeford, ME opened June 15th.  I'm delight to share that the exhibit has been extended through August 18th.  All the more time to visit and be a mover and a shaker.  
Here are some pics of the opening reception...

Viewers are still while Bardo State is in motion

Bardo State49 cement balls, 49 springs

In Tibetan Buddhism, the Bardo State is the interim between death and rebirth, lasting 49 days. It is also considered a meditational state or dream stage. I invite the viewer to stand back and observe the performance where multiples come together in choreographed reiterations resulting in moving sculpture.

Subcircle performers

On Saturday, July 14 at 3pm and 8pm, the dancers from Subcircle will be performing at The Engine.  At some point they will be moving within Bardo State. Get your tickets here

Back to the reception...

Corey Daniels using using his hands to 'talk' about motion.  Which reminds me, I should be studying physics!

Pam and Dale in front of Wave Phenomena

Wave Phenomena was inspired by images of sound vibrations in the book Cymatics by Hans Jenny. Jenny, a Swiss scientist, meticulously recorded sound vibrations at various frequencies made visible through the use of powders, pastes and liquids. With a particular interest in the natural phenomena of the movement of sound made visible, I have attempted to capture this vibrational matrix of sound patterns in motion as an installation of floating discs. 

Kids twisting Dance of Shive

Dance of Shive (not Shiva) was named after Dr. John Shive who developed the Shive wave machine. This kinetic sculptural installation consists of 146 red bouncy balls stretched between two columns that when displaced causes a wave to propagate across the span. You can make your own using duct tape, shish kebab skewers and marsh mellows. 

and getting dizzy in front of Tertuim Quid

This grouping of three disks, spinning at low rpm, creates the illusion of three dimensionality and was inspired by Duchamp’s Rotoreliefs.

  Me yakety yakking about Pendulum 9

The inspiration for the Pendulum Series occurred while viewing the sand pendulum at the Boston Museum of Science which, when swung, drizzles sand in a geometric pattern. It occurred to me that if sand were replaced by molten encaustic wax, a permanent geometric pattern would adhere itself to a panel lying flat. Ultimately, the mark is determined by the length of the cable, the mount of wax I place in the pendulum and the manner in which I push, swing and propel the pendulum.

And since the show has been extended, there will be another Friday Artwalk on July 27th.  Rumor has it that I'll be swinging from the ceiling (pendulum style) from 5-8.  Come and give me a push!

Tune in shortly for the next post:  an interview with Barbara Rita Jenny and all-things-physics.