Last night I presented the first Staff talk in a series currently underway at the Fine Art department in the Garage Studios at Worcester University. The talks are all responding to a short extract ‘Description of a Door’ from Bruno Latour’s essay, Where are the Missing Masses? The Sociology of a few Mundane Artifacts that can be found in the Object Reader.
My contribution was called A Description of a Door in Six Parts and centred around the garage door of 31 Conduit Place, the space used for Garage Band. The six parts were: 1. 31 Conduit Place; 2. Garage Band; 3. The Memory Machine; 4. The Humility of Things; 5. Object Speed; 6, Objects Think
Using the door as a curtain, as a screen to close down the image and start again, was a great structuring device to rethink the materials and activities of the performance. You can read more about it on the Fine Art Worcester Blog here
Here is the first part:
31 Conduit PlaceA Door This Door Royal Blue Metal Up and over Spring mounted White chips Turning handle Lock Lost key Drilled holes Security Screws Cobwebs A desk Furniture Wire WD40 Mold A Room A Garage An old pub An old pub still open A Blossom tree A Wheelie bin Zion Dub A mural to John Peel A park The turning off the motorway A leaning wall A packet of monster much crisps Bent metal posts A dog called gabba Friends on the driveway The same phrase repeated Boxes of microchips Escape to New York A Pair of plaster dogs A self-levitating football A flump A giant bottle of tomato ketchup A ginger wig A beer hat Mexico 86 A dart board An umbrella A dreaming cat 1000 party poppers It comes and goes It comes and goes A packet of frankfurters A smoke machine A BBQ Five plastic figures A funnel full of marbles A ghost busters car Egon Avengers comics A square of carpet An expanding alien head A Band Strange music The handle turns I remember this