June 6, 2017

Smash The Patriarchy is a feminist reconceptualisation of the classic fairground game, known as: Test Your Strength, High Striker or the Strongman Game. This interactive sculpture subverts the traditional version that aims to measure the arm strength of the participant...

June 6, 2017

According to Gilles Deleuze (1994), art is an experience that is distinct from the empirical moment. This distinction, Stephen Zepke (2008) explains through Félix Guattari, is conditioned by ‘heterogeneous durations’. These do not obey representational knowledge-claims...

June 6, 2017

Breakthrough is a melting wooden fence that brings into play the concept of the phallic One and the labial Other in order to investigate their co-existence and possibilities for difference. The One side is a reflection of the world we live in and its dominant patriarch...

April 27, 2017

Here is a selection of photographs and films taken on the first day (12th April):

*Photographs 1-6 and films 1-2 were taken by Lea Evers on 12th April 2017.

*Photograph 7 was taken by Jason Pay on 12th April 2017.

Here is a selection of photographs and films taken on the...

April 27, 2017

Photographs 1-3 depict my first attempt at painting the feminist messages on the high striker. I used the same 3D paint I used for the clock face for the sculpture, Duration, but in different colours. Even though I had painted the clock face onto cartridge paper in Dur...

April 27, 2017

 Here is a video of the first trial of Smash The Patriarchy. Woohoo, it worked!

*Film and photographs 1-3 were taken on 8th April 2017.

April 27, 2017

Photographs 1-2 show the sanding process of the supports. Because of the angle of the supports, I carved the drips so that they were also at an angle to follow the line of gravity.

*Photographs 1-2 were taken on 27th March 2017. 

By this dat...

April 27, 2017

In order to secure the high striker we had to make two supports. We made these out of pine wood, to fit in with the rest of the wood/sculpture; and cut each at appropriate angles that would fix neatly onto the sculpted/melting surface on the back and the plywood on the...

April 27, 2017

I began sculpting the splash on the top end of the high striker plank by first using a jigsaw to cut out the outline of the splash. Using the hammer and chisel I was then able to take away the bulk of the wood, all the while remaining careful not to knock off the tips...

April 27, 2017

Photographs 1-3 depict the rough cut outs of the blocks of pine wood that are going to be used for the sides of the lever contraption. They have been cut in this way to resemble the motion of melting, on which I will carve drips to create a melting effect. 

*Photog...

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