Penny Alford

Experimental Arts. Summer Semester 2013.

Serendipity


Random Generator, RESEARCH 1, RESEARCH 2, RESEARCH 3, FINAL OUTCOME,

Penny's lost page



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1.Initial Idea From Old book 1977

Demonstration of the pendulum action. Helping me make a decision for this project.





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    2. pendulums
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    3. action of pendulum






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4. Leaving the House
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6. Should I keep this?




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I took several pieces of string and tied them to various objects. e.g. paper clips, straight and bent, a pendant necklace, and a peg.
Many people believe that the method of holding a pendulum over an object, a photo etc. and can give an indication of a future outcome to any decisions regarding the direction and future plans of the person holding the pendulum. Some people take this idea very seriously, however it will be interesting to see the outcomes when it is applied to a serendipitous journey.
My first experiment was to place two sheets of A4 paper side by side, with one sheet marked R for right and the other L for left. I then held a pendant consisting of a wooden clothes peg tied to a piece of string over each one in turn.
When I held the pendant over the "R" for right it turned in a clockwise direction whereas when over the "L" for left it was static. Having been given a signal to turn right, I did so on the street outside and carrying a cardboard box I began to look around for objects of interest which are displayed in image no.7.
Among some of the found objects was a discarded 'L" Plate and this gave me much food for thought.

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6. Found Objects
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7. The Catch