Birch Ply, pine, cotton, foam, paint, Led ribbon light, go-pro, projector
Glasgow School of Art
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Background, history, commissioner of the work
DoTube requires active participation- someone to do/show, and someone to watch. It's the third in a series* of participatory sculptures, that all explore variations of the gestural language of art-education moving image, non-verbal instruction, and anonymised exhibitionism. DoTube was made for a solo exhibition, Lucky Dip, Kiosk Gallery 2022. *Mind’s Eye Booth, 2021, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop commission permanent collection Classroom Visualiser, 2018, Embassy Edinburgh
The work is a large cylinder of flexi-ply finished in several layers of spray paint in blue. Two circular holes on one side hold black and white striped sleeves inviting you to put your hands into the holes that are lit from inside, where you can feel (but not see) a circular tray with a smooth surface (also blue). Above your hands is a GoPro camera that sends the image of your hands on the blue circle to a projector in an adjacent adjacent where others can view the activity in real time.