Approx 23 x 26 x 40cm
Camera lens adapter, stick, ink, peacock and gull feathers, plastic connector straws, car-body filler.
[from 'Design for a Carnival']
‘Mask-Filters’ are a series
of ‘sculptures’which are to be looked ‘through’
rather than ‘at’. Conceived as the means by which Design
for a Carnival could be documented each ‘mask-filter’
is to be attached to the lens of a camera. Therefore functioning
as both mask and filter between viewer and subject.
1. Camera lens adapter, stick, ink, peacock and gull feathers, plastic
connector straws, car body filler
2. Camera lens adapter, fish bones, telephone wire, thread
3. Camera lens adapter, cork Chinese model, sticks, paint, gimp
4. Camera lens adapter, chopsticks, ribbon, fishing line, beads,
5. Camera lens adapter, plastic bi-plane kit, mohair, dinosaur stickers,
6. Camera lens adaptor, cable ties, luminous bones, gimp
7. Camera lens adaptor, car body filler, chopsticks, porcupine quills,
modem lead, African and Indian bracelets, magnetic wire
As part of Design for a Carnival, Chodzko’s series of three 80 x 35mm slide projections (Pattern for a Procession with Two Masks, 2007, Guide for a Parade with Two Masks and Plan for a Parade with Two Masks both 2004) each propose a route for the viewer, alternating between the ‘wearing’ of one mask filter and another, and between one location and another. At each site Chodzko was led by a guide, often a child, or a stranger, on a meandering path through their territory. The final sequence is a proposition for a possible parade route, impossible to fulfill physically because of its vacillation, therefore existing as deferral, a suggestion, and an experience of a carnival procession that might therefore operate in the relationship between art object and viewer.