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Conversations with the Makapansgat Pebble
The Makapansgat pebble is the earliest example of a manuport, an object moved from its point of origin by human agency. Whilst not a manufactured object, the jasperite cobble from 3,000,000bp has chippings which represent a crude face. It was found in a South African cave along with the bones of a pre-human. Collected and kept in perhaps the earliest example of symbolic thinking. The animation was made using software which approximates the original into a series of scenarios which represent a set of anxieties about relationships with objects now, dreamed by software and never really touched. Single Channel HD Animation, 2019
They think we think they don't know what they think..
describes eating language like spaghetti and allowing the stomach to interpret, it sinks to the bottom of the sea, the meat cooked to perfection so the bone slides out. The rhythm is not news, the news is rhythm, the bones used to percuss. The diagnosis is jerky kneed. But good in a sandwich with jam. Those digital words become solid and turn into jam. Animation formed of individually vacuum formed acetate cells. Single Channel HD Video, 2020