Soo… I had this idea

I want to make an installation ( if you can call it that) called ” The lifespan of a project”

I was thinking of making a page turner which would continuously flip through my white book, while a recording of my voice presents the project. I quite like the idea of having the whitebook slowly disintegrate with the constant flipping and maybe the recording deteriorates as the batteries run low (or maybe not) ….

Next to it, I want to present the whitebook in a preserved state ( kind of same way I casted the photos of the superstars in resin) Not sure if it’s a casted white book or not. But I’d like these two things to create a conversation regarding permanence in isolation ( #whitebook artefact) and fleeting in interaction ( #whitebook event) .

Maybe talk about the apparent fixity and apparent fleeting – and also bring time into the conversation.

What do you guys think? ….maybe stupid to build it, maybe it should just be a movie or animation. But I think it would be so fun to have it physically in the room.

 

This is what I found when googling ” DIY page turner” … internet never lets you down

Newspaper-Page-Turner-Rube-Goldberg-Machine

http://www.incrediblethings.com/entertainment/the-page-turner-a-rube-goldberg-machine/

 

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6 Responses to Soo… I had this idea

  1. Anny Stephanou says:

    YESSSSS!!!!

  2. Catarina Cruz says:

    MIRUNA OH MY GOD! U HAVE TO WATCH AN EPISODE OF ‘WHITE COLLAR’ WHERE THERE IS A MACHINE THAT TURNS THE PAGE OF A RARE BOOK EVERY X SECONDS (CANT REMEMBER) OHHHH ITS AWESOME.

    sorry didnt mean to shout… im gonna look forthe episode and send it to you

    • Catarina Cruz says:

      Ok so it is White Collar season 3 episode 2
      when they see the machine around minute 20
      when they try to steal the book that the machine is flipping minute 25 (more or less)
      it is on netflix…i can show you tomorrow if you dont have it

      • Miruna Mazilu says:

        I’ll search for it now! thx :)

      • Miruna Mazilu says:

        HAH! watched it….would be funny if the whitebook artefact gets destroyed if you try to move it!

        never watched white collar but seems fun. :D

        • Catarina Cruz says:

          yeah! it s quite cheesy and most of it is so unlikely to actually happen but it s fun!
          also YES! you should make it self destroy if someone moves it! or at least make an image of what would happen if it got moved.