..blank eyes … wide open mouth

A busy summer afternoon in the gallery with plenty of visitors happily engaging with The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things. With the help of our excellent volunteers visitors were encouraged to select one of the amazing objects on display and write a few words describing it. Other visitors were then set the task of creating an image from these few words and then going off to find the object that fitted the description – the aim being to reveal the space between words and image. It seemed a relatively simple task but proved quite complex especially when visitors attempted to describe some of the video work. In some cases the resulting drawings very closely resembled the original object and in others the drawings had a life of their own only loosely connected to the original.




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