The Quiddity Grid by Frances Scott
Frances Scott has accompanied Tim Spooner throughout his Artsadmin Bursary as outside eye, meeting regularly to experience and discuss Tim’s work. Her text The Quiddity Grid, emerged as a response to Tim’s ’24 Grotesque Manipulations’, a performance developed with bursary support and first performed at Toynbee Studios in March 2011.
24 Grotesque Manipulations was a demonstration of altered objects, flawed walking machines, nervous sculptures and cartoon protoplasms – the above photo slideshow is documentation of the event. Frances’ text is a limited edition print available from Artsadmin and various bookstores and art shops around London, but you can also download a copy by clicking on the above link.
It includes three conversing parts: The Quiddity Grid, an introduction or home for potential readings; 24 Object Recalls, a series of illustrated micro-chapters; and The Afterword That Lives Outside The Cave, a short narrative written at the beginning of the dialogue between Tim and Frances, but one that might suggest an ending.