Form Play is a set of events collaboratively designed with Dawn Cerny. These events invite our audience to interact with us and with objects in different ways. Dawn and I have taken Form Play to a number of children’s events including Family Fuse at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Arty Party at the Henry in Seattle and Family Day at the Western Front.
Vancouver Art Gallery's Family Fuse, Dec. 10-11, 2016
You’re making a line that’s like a sentence, both solid and porous. Using materials to mimic bodily gestures and movements you link parts together to make a linear “thing”.
By using the supplies on the table to invent different ways to make connections with the choices people have made you keep the line going. You’re reading all the flops, jabs, twists, links and ties, all the moves, looking for patterns.
When you feel ready you find the “end of the line” and make a connection.
Part of PRIMARY RESEARCH LAB, a series of engagement labs for encountering works of minimalism from the collections at WWU. These labs highlighted the physicality of these encounters.