- little sisters of chaos
My work is impure; it is clogged with matter…There is no escape from matter. There is no escape from the physical nor is there any escape from the mind. The two are in a constant collision course. You might say that my work is like an artistic disaster. It is a quiet catastrophe of mind and matter.
what do any of these small gestures and memories mean except that they have carried me into now.
Not meant to describe my work, unhealthy but rather where I’m starting from as I try to articulate my conceptual intent.
A Brief timeframe for this one, pilule
but sounds intriguing… Download a PDF of the request HERE.
September 20, geriatrician
Request for Proposals: Fabric Digestive Systems
The Telus World of Science, clinic Calgary is accepting proposals from artists interested in creating a pair of fabric digestive systems for a demonstration at the New Science Centre.
The digestive systems should be approximately 10 metres in length when extended, and include representations of a mouth, esophagus, stomach (with gall bladder and pancreas), large intestine, small intestine and anus. At its most basic, it could be a long cloth tube with about 25 cm representing the esophagus, a pouch for a stomach, then about 7 metres of small intestine and 1.5 metres of large intestine.
The digestive systems will be used for a “peristalsis race” during which students will create peristaltic contractions with their hands to move a “bolus” (likely a foam ball about the size of a baseball) through the digestive system. The digestive systems must be durable enough to stand up to this kind of use repeatedly, and should permit the bolus to pass through from mouth to anus, with help from the visitors.
While the relative lengths of the various tubes in the system should be accurate to human anatomy, some artistic interpretation of the appearance of the digestive system is welcomed, as it will be presented as representational but not completely realistic. The level of detail does not need to be more than basic shapes, but you are welcome to include more. The demo is for grade 8, so feel free to include elements that enhance the “gross factor”.
Spandex is suggested for the fabric, as a certain amount of stretchiness will be important, but we are open to suggestions if you have alternate materials in mind.
The digestive systems need to be finished for October 17th, 2011.
Please submit proposals to Alex Macdonald by email at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Wednesday, September 28th, 2011. Please include:
-A short description of your proposed approach (sketches welcome)
-Details of material choices, and whether you will want us to order the materials or handle materials sourcing yourself
-Timeline for completing the digestive systems by October 17th (earlier is ideal)
-Quotation, including the cost for your time and suggested materials. The suggested budget is up to $1,200.00, however this may be negotiable, depending on the scope you propose.
Thank you for your interest!