Balance/interference.

Each of the tools has a groove caved into the handle, an inch away from where it meets the blade. The grooves help keep the interlocking formation in place. The audience may optionally interact with the piece.

These farming tools are called “not” in Korean and “sickle” in English.

They are harvesting tools for rice and other plants. The farmers would kneel to reach the bottom of grain plants and swing the tool away from the body to reap. It is a primitive device that’s been similarly designed across many farming cultures.

In both the East and West, people used them as weapons, usually by the working classes who were not allowed to have blades. In the former Soviet Union’s emblem, the image of the sickle is used to respectful  representation of peasants.

            

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Aspire. Ascend. Awaken.

Kearny Street Workshop (KSW) proudly presents APATURE 2014, a multi-day festival featuring a lineup of some of the most exciting emerging artists in the San Francisco Bay Area today.

2 weeks. 6 events. 80+ artists.

  bit.ly/APATURE2014

hey come to see me.

apature

3 can do what 4 does; balancing, and supporting. However, 3 does it just a bit more mysteriously, and economically.

A while back, I did a few drawings for Nicole Martinell, artistic director of Deep Vision Dance Company, upon request. I wasn’t thinking much more than the movement and the relations of bodies. Nicole later made a piece called "3"  that is based on these drawings and my statement. I do and don’t see my contribution, the dance piece is far more sophisticated and of it’s own. Still, it’s an honor.  Rick Westerkamp wrote a review on “3”.

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