He was very tough on his decisions on what pieces survived. – Sometimes the outcomes of the kiln firing would determine this for him. It had been know that he placed 50-60 pieces of work in a kiln only to find that 10 survived.
Hans Copper’s pots had a rough stoneware surface rubbed with oxides, often with Manganese. Hans used elements of architecture within his work, which led him to become one of the founding members of the Architectural group that established themselves at Digswell House during that time period.he was at Digswell house form 1958-1965
Photo 7980 : Possible Worlds on Flickr.
Possible Worlds (2001)
Reviewed by Jason Korsner
Updated 11 July 2001
The fourth film by the French Canadian theatre director Robert Lepage - his first in English - cements his reputation as a film maker with a unique vision.
“Possible Worlds” is a poetic study of the nature of human existence, wrapped up in a murder mystery.
George Barber (McCamus) is found dead with $1000 in his pocket but with his brain missing. Interspersed with the subsequent police investigation, we see moments of George’s life as he struggles to make sense of the world - or worlds - he lived in. “Each one of us exists in an infinite number of possible worlds,” he muses, as he keeps meeting the same woman, Joyce (Swinton), although each Joyce he meets has a different past, a different present, and a different personality.
Lepage employs exquisite visuals as he explores George’s imagination and the role it played in his life, asking fundamental questions like do our thoughts exist before we think them? Or is there another me?
Tom McCamus displays just the right amount of vacant confusion, while Tilda Swinton gives a remarkable performance - or four performances - reprising the same character in different but simultaneous worlds.
The pace is slow and deliberate, but any faster and the audience would get lost. “Possible Worlds” is not easy to watch, and poses more questions than it could ever hope to answer, but this intelligent film will certainly achieve the director’s goal of inspiring discussion.
Anthropology a collage of agents. #1 on Flickr.
Pierced template and text fragment from Chora L Works, Jacques Derrida and Peter Eisenman.
Site drawing from “a pathway between sunrise and sunset” staged at Kilquhanity, Scotland 2011. This research has led to notions of architectural “interventions” and ” footprints” through the direct observational mapping of celestial alignments and movements as they permeate with the landscape.