Originally built with whimsical poses for guests at the reception of a recent second life performance piece - The wedding of Selavy Oh and Misprint Thursday. Created by Jo Ellsmere, these chairs delighted the guests and were a perfect complement to a truly elegant build of the cathedral (designed and built by Marko Seurat).
Jo’s creativity with the seemingly simple idea of a chair has impressed many. I was happy to be able to help her when she wondered aloud how she might make a record of her creations while still also capturing their moving bits.
I love their deceptive simplicity, all are clearly recognizable as chairs, yet utterly impossible. For me the process was enjoyable and instructive. I learned to focus my work flow and to work without a music score (I’ve found that when working with a music score the music is what drives the timing of the piece).
Look for Jo’s chairs at the upcoming show (details to come) in sl.
Follow these links for:
Photos from the reception: http://www.flickr.com/photos/selavyoh/4263630747/
Selvay Oh’s blog announcing the wedding: http://ohselavy.blogspot.com/2010/01/wedding.html
My machinima shot in and around Marko Seurat’s Cathedral: http://www.vimeo.com/8642059