eye hook, wire, painted polystyrene foam, spotlight, wooden box, metal panelling, electric fan
Exhibited at I AM JOHN DOGSFIELD, Leeds, March 2011
A simple and rough manifestation of a machine. No limit to its simple, spinning cycle. The artist simply sets up a contraption of motion and walks away, leaving this trivial conundrum spinning ad infinitum through the frosted window.
CURATOR'S NOTES (Nella Aarne)
Stogdale has turned a found object into a moving sculpture. By combining the constant movement with exploration of the dramatic aspects of light and shadow he gives the simple structure of his sculpture a theatrical stage presence and allows it to continuously and theatrically recreate the space surrounding it. Hence he describes his work as a means to no end. Documentation is also a significant part of Stogdale's work. After giving his sculpture its stage presence, initiating action and giving up control of it, he has photographed the events thus underlining his sculpture's potential as an uncontrollable art making machine that can inexhaustibly produce something new.