It was super to see so many people interacting with my two installations titled, Faux pas: No No Tent and Rope Learning ...... and my smile widened when I heard a woman's victorious "HUH... I get it" to one of my lined writting card signs in the Rope Learning corner saying 'Fauxkus, think. ..... a play on a dyslexic spelling for the word focus, it turns out she is dyslexic and whilst I would like my work to speak to everyone, when it really talks directly to a target audience that's a great experience.
Above and below: Kyla Ring, Faux Pas: No No Tent, 2008, installation, industrial waste
covers, lilo, pillow, slide viewer, written messages and blank cards
,pencils and pens. Participants interacting with the work.
Above: Messages written in the Faux Pas: No No Tent, by participants
at the vernissage.
Above: Kyla Ring, Rope Learning, 2008. Installation, mixed media: series of prints on paper, paper, glue, chairs, desk, writting cards, blank writting books, pens and segments of paper rope as twiddled together from pages of books.
Above: Kyla Ring, The rope learning rope, 2008.
All pages from a book titled ' Remember Me', glue and string.
Above: Kyla Ring, Rope learning wrote learning, 2008. Writing booklet and ink.
In our studio is also a wall which I'd guess was created in the minimal 90's to show off expensive artifacts, none of which I have and here is my first answer to this different type of studio wall. To get a sense of the exhibition layout, the entrance to the Faux Pas: No No Tent is on the left and the Rope Learning installation is just out of the photo on the right. The sequence of two short videos and a stop motion animation, shown on the monitor in the lower left, were titled Mending the mender, This isn't useless! and Big Ideas, Mental magnification. On the righthand side of the monitor is the deconstructed sewing machine/ nahmaschinen which were not used in the animation, and were now on their way to being useless, with the exception of the working motor and light which were later rewired by another artist working at our frohsinnbergprojekt studios by the name of Simon MacEwan, to make his drill more ergonomic, das ist sehr gut!