Saturday, September 27, 2008

Light Poles

Jason Bruges Studio, Dotty Duven, 2005. Temporary installation commissioned by the Tate, comprising of an array of 40 wands in the main Octagon gallery.Each wand was 2 meters tall, and had a glowing sphere at the top that turned only when the rods were touched and bent. (from Le territoire des sens)

Sand Drawings

''Jim Denevan makes freehand drawings in sand. At low tide on wide beaches Jim searches the shore for a wave tossed stick. After finding a good stick and composing himself in the near and far environment Jim draws-- laboring up to 7 hours and walking as many as 30 miles. The resulting sand drawing is made entirely freehand w/ no measuring aids whatsoever. From the ground, these drawn environments are experienced as places. Places to explore and be, and to see relation and distance. For a time these tangible specific places exist in the indeterminate environment of ocean shore. From high above the marks are seen as isolated phenomena, much like clouds, rivers or buildings. Soon after Jim's motions and marks are completed water moves over and through, leaving nothing.'' (taken from Le territoire des sens) Jim is also the founder of Outstanding in the Field a "roving culinary adventure," which travels across the country and around the world showcasing locally produced meals in outdoor settings.

Thursday, September 25, 2008