Monday, February 16, 2009
Starting at the Beginning
Feeling like I should start the blog off here... in the interest of opening the search of 'Touch Structures', Matta Clark did a really good job of joining the manual aspect of making (or unmaking) things with an exploration of the materials he was working with. Throughout the video I am always struck by his familiarity of the structure of the house to the point of playfulness. Everyday I look for this ease in my own work.
and on the topic of beginnings, I have to point out the play at the start of the video, when the shot of the building becomes the photograph where he is figuring out his cuts. This technique of overlaying the design and marks of intention over the artifact influences the way I begin each piece.
more to come