Monday, July 16, 2012

Dynamics of a Shrinking Universe

  • Indexicality
  • Point trajectory




When I was working on these I saw this picture of Niki de Saint Phalle and Jean Tinguely and was also reading paul klee's Pedagogical Sketchbook"an active line on a walk, moving freely, without a goal. A walk for a walk's sake. The mobility agent is a point, shifting its position forward" I thought mobility agent was an interesting term because it is like a kind of trick to avoid getting too much into the psychology of the artist. Somewhat similar to what  Niki de Saint Phalle is doing when she shoots at the painting.
 In a way they are both dealing with agency and the boundaries between the artist and the art.
 ( I also got interested in the word  'agency' because it doesn't translate very well in Dutch.)

So in the works above the mobility agent would be the pictureplane.

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