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Product description: "Balletic Goniometer 2 is a measuring apparatus that uses tension, resonance and light to test the deteriorating flexibility in a Ballet Dancer's limbs. It interacts with the creaking and crunching of the petrifying joints of a Ballet Dancer. Henri Bergson in his 'Essay on the Meaning of the Comic' talks of a duality in human form between the 'graceful', 'supple' soul that is “subject to no law of gravitation” and the 'mechanical', 'petrifying' body that holds it back. This resonant machine is used to provide a geometric analysis of how the petrifying body thwarts the fleeting soul of a ballet performer. The tuning systems of the guitar type strings are connected to a blow molded glass vessel that models the gravity that the body imposes on the geometric systems. The level of water in the vessel is a means of calibrating the Goniometer for different readings of the different figures as well as becoming a sound box for the strings."
 
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Balletic Goniometer 2

Sculpture by Jack Sawbridge

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  • Product ID#: 198839
  • Dimensions: 40" width x105" height x30" depth
  • Weight: 30
  • Materials: Wood, Glass, Other Materials
  • Colors: Black, Brown, Orange, White, Yellow

Artwork Description: "Balletic Goniometer 2 is a measuring apparatus that uses tension, resonance and light to test the deteriorating flexibility in a Ballet Dancer's limbs. It interacts with the creaking and crunching of the petrifying joints of a Ballet Dancer. Henri Bergson in his 'Essay on the Meaning of the Comic' talks of a duality in human form between the 'graceful', 'supple' soul that is “subject to no law of gravitation” and the 'mechanical', 'petrifying' body that holds it back. This resonant machine is used to provide a geometric analysis of how the petrifying body thwarts the fleeting soul of a ballet performer.


The tuning systems of the guitar type strings are connected to a blow molded glass vessel that models the gravity that the body imposes on the geometric systems. The level of water in the vessel is a means of calibrating the Goniometer for different readings of the different figures as well as becoming a sound box for the strings."

Jack studied Architecture at the University of Nottingham graduating from the Diploma with a Distinction. It was at University that Jack started to develop his geometric experiments by setting functioning, musical strings against twisting, wooden armatures. A piece from his student work (Nicodean Apparatus 5) was selected for the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2011. The renowned art critic Brian Sewell rated the piece as one of his top ten works of the Summer Exhibition in article for the Evening Standard. Since graduating from University in 2011 Jack has continued his...read more