• Original Copy

Strutton, John, 2015, Show, Exhibition or Event, Original Copy

Abstract or Description:

Original Copy is an on-going project that uses an old windup gramophone as a drawing machine. The original tone arm has been modified so that the stylus is extended through the cartridge of an ink pen. Paper is placed on the turntable and the pen is lowered onto the revolving sheet, in much the same way as the stylus would on a record, and draws a perfect set of concentric circles, whilst the response of the stylus to the movement of the pen can be recorded directly through the tone reflector. The project has taken the form of drawing installation, video and audio works as well as live performance in which sounds are sampled, both as movement and more recently as visual (RGB) information, and mixed from the gramophone as the drawings are made. For the sound elements of the project Strutton has been collaborating with musician and sound engineer Riccardo Carbone who is also a fellow band mate in Strutton’s group “Arthur Brick”.

Scratch NightMK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK.13 August 2015Mixed show
Official URL: http://www.mkgallery.org/events/2015_08_13/john_st...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
Creative Arts and Design > W300 Music
Creative Arts and Design > W600 Cinematics and Photography > W610 Moving Image Techniques
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2016 17:00
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 18:07
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2190
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