Sample Lesson  for a Hypothetical Course - letter P (after Charles and Ray Eames (2016). Three Kodak Carousel 35mm Projectors, on projector stands, projecting a changing triptych of 243 images from a fine art history archive, taken at random from a box labelled 'PAINTER/SCULPTURE P' projected on the gallery wall. A custom-built computer-controlled machine, stands on a plinth 26 x 26 104cm, and regulates the rotation of the carousels. Dimensions variable.

 

In 1952 George Nelson and Charles Eames began developing a new educational policy for the Department of Fine Arts, University of Georgia - they aimed to establish principles for communicating course material to students in the shortest possible period of time. To convey their ideas, they proposed a 'sample' imaginary course: an awareness of relationships between seemingly unrelated phenomena that would 'decompartmentalise' the curriculum and make effective use of the resources of the entire university. Eames referred to the lesson as 'A Rough Sketch for a Sample Lesson for a Hypothetical Course.' Source: eamesoffice.com

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Sample Lesson for a Hypothetical Course - letter P (after Charles and Ray Eames) (2016). Installation: The End, 123 Space, Bristol

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