I am currently making work based on the ideas of Apprehension, Impact, Aggressiveness, and Gentleness. Through my own video performance work I have come to create a sculpture language that deals with these thoughts and actions that relate to them. My current interpretation is about purposefully being in the potential danger zone of an active simple machine throwing things at me.
First, I propose constructing 3 separate objects that throw things at me
1. A Catapult Mechanism
2. A Pitching Mechanism
3. A Simple Lever Drop Mechanism
These mechanisms will throw either
2. Hot Wheels
3. Wine Glasses (Maybe… potentially sugar glass if I can get my hands on it. I tested out wine glasses and they fucking hurt).
Second, I want to do multiple video performances of myself interacting with said mechanism. The Pitching Mechanism will be shown at my exhibition Uncontrol, on April 19th 2013 at the Frame Gallery.
Third, I am proposing that all 3 objects are displayed together with the videos of the performance work next to them at the final exhibition of the IACD class.
Examples of other work in Context
Red Apple [Impact] from Nathan Trevino on Vimeo.
Bulb II [Impact] from Nathan Trevino on Vimeo.
Egg [Impact] from Nathan Trevino on Vimeo.
Sex Machine I from Nathan Trevino on Vimeo.