Artwork ideas

Please do not touch the exhibit

Engagement with art work an exhibits in galleries and museums. Essay idea? I want to touch or interact with objects – do something, texture. Looking versus interacting

Technology – Advanced robots, computers, devices. How do they work? Arthur C Clarke:

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

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  • Time travel (theories)
  • Science (theories)
  • Technology, imagined inventions. Robots?
  • Characters/ narratives
  • Creatures, imagined or real
  • History, what came before and how that led to the world now. How things change over time – e.g. an open space becoming a city.
  • History – (miss)understanding objects from the past, what do they do? What might they have been or look like?


  • Real or fictional? – Is what is being viewed a work of fiction or a real object/event/narrative/person? – blurred lines – suspension of disbelief, looking closer, questioning. How does this work? Wait what? May involve humour or absurdity? Balance.
  • Audience engagement – The work may be interacted with in some way
  • Sculpture, Video, Installation


AI Booth

Similar idea – virtual world. PC set up with a camera pointing outside, or somewhere else? Try to pass off as a super advanced virtual world running inside the computer.

Brainwave machine or other imagined devices

Time machine

Idea 2. We are always moving through time, even when sitting, standing or just existing. Could a time machine simply be a chair/s that people can sit in labeled time machine? Maybe a clock on a table? Perhaps a ticking? BY the time you stand you will have moved forward in time.

“Big Bounce” sculpture

Hidden work

Fictional history exhibit

Butterfly effect

One small event can have a larger impact. Previous work – light boxes. Further idea – hanging objects in a V shape that can be moved through or touched – linked together? Touch the first object should have an impact further into the work. Random? Ripples. Liquid.


Dr Thraxaplaxis – revisit ?

Isolation video

Losing my head

Fossil break

Conductivity experiments