An installation produced with the metaphor of folding in mind, during an autumnal (2010) residency in the ANU School of Art’s Sculpture Dept.
Folding in this instance might include the kind of folding which occurs when a number of ingredients are mixed together during the preparation of a cake. The installation contained pieces with differing time signatures: hair accumulation used the excess body hair of the artist (mostly grey) and his partner (mostly blonde) collected over a period of years since the beginning of their relationship, floor action was a real time video of the artist (and an unexpected guest) cleaning the floor over which limit cycle would be hung. Tip of my tongue was an artist’s statement of sorts, in the form of a concrete poem on the surface of a mirror through which a reflection of the entire installation could be seen (along with the viewer reading, inside it). Limit cycle was a fixed-wheel bicycle assembled from parts sourced worldwide via eBay over a period of about 18 months, suspended over the floor on steel cables. It included a bronze cast of a piece of locally grown bamboo, laced into the rear wheel to immobilise it.