2010-11-12

analysis of everyday movement

objects parts bodies situations.  
alarm clock.  umbrella.  stapler.  reading glasses.  bicycle bell.  corded phone.  models. drawing. photographs. writing. dissection.

for six weeks my students have studied these objects: how do we interact with them? with parts?  how does the body generate action in tandem with these objects?  how have they changed our daily schedules?

the objects have been dissected, photographed in film series, explored through drawings, writing, and words.  each part has been studied in response to an action, material and form.  and we have found a universe to recreate.  here are some beautiful photo studies of tiny actions, models and diagrams of movement.


4 comments:

  1. inspired already. modern. clean. sharp! xo- TK

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  2. Love the sequential form here.

    There is so much poetry when you try to break time down into its "constituent parts" - which is a fiction, of course. So the series form narrates that fiction, implying that one thing precedes another or that something can cause something else.
    I like these very much. It seems you have some lucky students.

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  3. andrea:
    yes! slowing down the action and then creating the story, or fiction via everyday use and experience of something familiar has opened up so many possibilities. what has really transpired in the last two classes is the understanding that this form of slow distillation can apply to the creation of anything: a paragraph, a book, a material, a walk, a garden, a building.

    thank you for the inspiration and comment.
    hfc

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