The kinetic qualities of a typewriter are explored through the deconstruction of intricate components. Through a process of extraction, embedding and intertwining outdated mechanical components within books, the mechanical is juxtaposed with the visual complexities of discarded encyclopedias. The implementation of kinetic components such as the bell, lettered arms and click bezel, emphasises the contrast between the two materials. This not only highlights the significance of how limited numbers of mechanisms can generate infinite configurations but also implies the relation of the subjects.
mixed media, recycled typewriter, books
13 x 10 x 12 cm
Judges of the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Gene Sherman AM (Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation) and Professor Ted Snell AM (Chair of the Visual Arts Board, Australia Council).
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