Nathan

01 Apr 2013

I am aiming to build a ‘throwing’ machine that will proceded to launch light bulbs at a wall and/or me. If you have seen my main body of work you will understand that I am talking about apprehension, gentleness, aggressiveness, and semi-uncontrollable circumstances. I have been skimming the web for designs of machines that inspire the design and application of my own machine.

I’m looking for a machine that has a sense of ‘crude’ making and a machine that has a ‘fluid’ action.
I’m looking to build a machine that talks about more than the sum of its parts and actions.
I’m looking to do a performance with or a video of this machine working.
I’m looking to put this in my upcoming show as a physical installation with accompanying video.

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2 thoughts on “Looking Outwards // Capstone

  1. Michael

    Hi! Nice work thinking about the message first and the implementation second. Here are a few questions that you might want to consider when starting this project:
    1) Is there anything that you can use/modify to throw the light bulbs so that you don’t have to spend too much time on getting the mechanical design just right, and can focus on the “poetry” instead?
    2) How are you going to be safety conscious but not *too* safety conscious? I.E. How will you at least make sure you don’t do *permanent* damage to yourself or others?
    3) Would it be useful to make a list of all the things you could throw light bulbs at?
    4) What other artists have been on the receiving end of their own abusive artwork?
    5) What do you want the audience to take away from the piece? If not “WTF,” how will you prevent “WTF” from being the takeaway?

  2. Patt

    I am also going to pose some questions as well to get a better idea of your project:

    1) Why this project? What’s the inspiration behind it?
    2) Who is the main audience?
    3) What kind of experiences do you want audience to have while light bulbs are being thrown?
    4) What material are you going to use to make your machine?
    5) Is the machine supposed to be a symbol of something?

    It is kinda difficult for me right now to understand as to what and why are you doing this project, but I think it will become clearer once the questions are answered.

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