WordPlay outdoors

January 9th tuesday.

So decided to try this out in a public lcoation. This is with the increaesed font size and using Impact which seems the best font for the job. I find now in the images that the text comes more to the fore. Using double sided tape which seems more secure than pads. The mirror is smaller than the full length, and that actuall creates more movement. So there is a connection between the size of the mirror and the amount of movement. Putting text upside down also creates more movement. I tried a really small hand mirror, but that was no good, and in the end it didn’t really reflect the text enough. I made some A3 text lines, but they proved too long, and didn’t really prove readable. SO keep to A4 size, but take high the font size. The reaction from myself and from Murray and Chris was that it was more fun to play. Murray commented that it felt like you were playing together and against each other at the same time. So now the rules are the text is split, odds and evens, the numbers on the line (though am now going to put numbers both ends) then each person puts all their lines on the other person/opponent/collaborator/participant. Then you have a few seconds to have a look at where they are placed. Then you start to read them out, taking turns, 1-2 and in this case up to 24.
The actual goal is firm, to get to the end. though the idea of an actual winner is kind of undefined. So the Lusory attitude is strong and defined, but the prelusory goal is in one sense fixed, and the obstacles set, but the actual winner is up for negotiation. There is also negotiation around where the text is placed and the difficulty of revelation. I had some trouble with the sound on the video, as there was a number of industrial happening around where I decided to do this, but it suffices for me to see it in action and reflect. Thouhg now I have an idea of Accumulation, and the idea Emergence, I am also begining to see more how video has played a role int he work. I started to wonder choreographically, the best way to intepret this work though video. I like one shots, but should there be a structure to the one shot that matches the art game. I saw Susan Philipz installation at the Baltic, and was interested in the one shot used, as it started close and then in circles went further and further out. It made me think about the Magic Circle structure, and a controlled shooting stile that emulates this.

Wordplay alley trial 4 8th Jan 2018 from anton hecht on Vimeo.

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An artist who works collaboratively across mediums
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