Popular Pursuits
An Idle Mind is the Devil's Workshop

5 day performative residency
Guitar, model kit, paper, twine, playing cards
2011

A five day residency with Project Space 11 in a city centre market stall, Plymouth, UK.

Project description:
Taking the phase ‘An idle mind…’ first quoted in H.G. Bohn’s “Hand-Book of Proverbs”, published in 1855 to task, Paige will use the allocated time in Project Space 11 to acquire new skills through exercise and instruction. From rope knotting to guitar playing, to playing poker and making paper airplanes, learned through practice and rote, each day a series of tasks will be set, with visitors welcome to participate, proffer their knowledge and join in the betterment of the artist, were he can succeed or fail. The space will capture the evidence of the endeavours: part archive and part trophies of the accomplished tasks.

 
 
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