Dead Reckoning

Installation using black yarn.
Commissioned by CAAPO and installed as part of Pic N Mix, Bristol.
2 - 8 October 2014
Film screened as part of The Survivalist Series, Cardiff MADE, Cardiff.
6 - 26 November 2014

Over a seven day period Rich built and then dismantled a work in unit BG3 on the ground floor of The Galleries Shopping Centre in Bristol. This period was filmed using time-lapse photography.

The work was constructed from material sourced in the shopping centre. Its form was dictated by the properties of this material and Rich's attempt to locate and build towards the centre of the room using the outdated navigational method of dead reckoning, which uses your previous position, your estimated speed and your assumed direction to plot your current location. This method can easily become inaccurate as speed is not constant and drift cannot be accounted for - errors become compounded.

The resulting time-lapse film charted Rich's progress as he gradually filled and then emptied the room.

Special thanks to Carole's Crafts.


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