Matias Faldbakken, Untitled (Coin Locker Sculpture) (2012)
‘Five Day Locker Piece’ (April 26-30, 1971) by Chris Burden.
At the University of California, Irvine, Chris Burden locked himself in Locker Number 5 for five consecutive days. He rigged the locker above him to hold five gallons of bottled water, while the locker below him held an empty five gallon bottle. His then-wife, Barbara, slept on the floor in front of the locker some nights, “in case I really flipped out or something,” the artist wrote in a 1975 untitled statement.
The novel ‘Cosmos’ (1965) by Witold Gombrowicz.
“[…] In Cosmos, I am telling the simple story of a simple student. This student goes to spend his holidays as a paying guest in a house where he meets two women, one has a hideous mouth which has been ruined by a motor car accident, while the other has an attractive mouth. The two mouths are associated in his mind and become an obsession. On the other hand he has seen a sparrow hanging from a wire and a piece of wood hanging from a thread… . And all this, a little out of boredom, a little out of curiosity, a little out of love, out of violent passion, starts dragging him towards a certain means of action … to which he abandons himself, but not without skepticism. […] Cosmos is an ordinary introduction to an extraordinary world, to the wings of the world, if you like.” – W. Gombrowicz
Binaural sound piece; should be listened to using headphones.
‘Daemons Mouth’ (2015) by Ignas Krunglevicius.
A page from the diary of schizophrenic young man is read by
a text-to-speech robot.
Heather Phillipson, still from ‘SERIOUS TRACTION’, online commission for Opening Times (2015)
Watch here: http://otdac.org/serious-traction/
Riley Harmon, ‘What it is without the hand that wields it’ (2008)
As gamers die in a public video game server of a modified version of Counter-strike, a popular online first person shooter, the electronic solenoid valves dispense a small amount of fake blood. The trails left down the wall create a physical manifestation of virtual kills, bridging the two realities. The title is inspired by the Telefon Tel Aviv song of the same name.
Etienne-Jules Marey, from the series ‘Mouvements de l’air’ (Movements of air)
In 1901, the French scientist, physiologist and chronophotographer built a smoke machine with 58 smoke trails, in order to study movements of air.