-Happening – Space Sculpture and Artist Dialog –
Display: Ufer Studio, Berlin Germany Space #2
Artist Party Afterwards: LOBE Schererstr. 7 11347 Berlin Germany
This is the presentation of my research project called:
“The Geometry of Joy”
In this blog post you can see the alchemist exchange, by way of words and photographs but you can not experience the embodiment of Joy the work offers. Although you may have come to the soft opening in Texas- if so thank you i appreciated the opportunities that have come from that.
The Exchange- Enter the door and receive – Happening: the directives have been shortened to five movements because of time and space. Handout is As Follows-
This sets the Joyful Geometry ground: Laundry, Labor, Action, Accumulation, Memory, Connection, Family, Spirit. The movements work to reflect self and mind as position to self – within.
The Happening is within a physically immersive environment of space-ual sculpture using extended materials, implying pushed context, THROUGH- education and displacement.
I digest ideas and information through a daily practice of drawing in oil pastels. I have saved the small rectangular cloths called Towelettes, that were used in the cleaning of my hands from the inquisition and outcome of “The Geometry of Joy”. The irony of the word Towelettes is a systemic play on words which became the works name-
“To We Let Es”
A multi sensorial space work with many representations of –
“The Geometry of Joy”
Actual installation pictures-
These Towelettes hold the memory of my exploring and experiencing what has come to be my belief of what JOY is, and how the Geometry exists as Joys equation. The Towelettes record the shape, color and form change, that is the visual metaphor Joy empowers, into a wide range of emotion and life experience, that is not always positive. The line which the Towelettes hang is pure cotton and will change over time creating the tension that exists in life and offering the live structure intersection that Joy is. When the work is hung outside the air moves the towelettes creating changing inconsistent kinetic energy movements where one is allowed to see Joys live interactions as if relationships in action.
The ladder (‘Scala Libera’) which one side of the line is connected to, is a wink at Joseph Beuys and the other side a metal Form, tickles ideas of David Smith. Leading you- the onlooker, to soar the open sky of the never ending expansiveness that three letters offers – Joy –
Joy Is a Geometry of Live scenarios and experiences.
When drawing with oil pastel there are small brightly colored chips or pieces, being the residue, left on the page, which I have likened to Joys effect. Again over two years I have collected chips and created the empowering memory sculpture piece called- “ODE to JOY”.
The rest of the information is organized into the Book.
Here are two excerpts of the book that I like-
I have always wanted to create a set of Books and took this as the prompt to document this project’s vast scope of processes and research that I have done. So I made three other books.
One which is a drawing study of the three letters of JOY, created over a daily drawing ritual of two months, thirty of the favorites were chosen and organized into the book called- “Joy Scape”
Next Book is a photo essay and study of light and expression stemming from the sculpture I made of reclaimed metal called “EMBRO”, which looks at erotic JOY.
The last one “The Geometry of Joy” – HAHAHA who would have thought!
Thank you for following my work and especially for all of you who are involved in whatever way. -Its Been an interesting Journey!