Stutter Shimmy Shutter uses visual notations that have been devised to instruct physical and corporeal experiences to explore the possibility that exists between the notation and the user.
These notations contain coded instructions of how to play music, perform a dance, make sound, create an object. Like maps, they guide us but do not exist when we arrive at our destination. The alchemy and the humanity lies in the connection.
The ongoing series of screen printed kinetic diagrams currently features 14 patterns in editions of 20 for a total of 280 prints. Each is printed on Hahnemühle 310gsm paper and measures 28.5 x 17.5 cm.
2 x 2 double Crochet ClustersCluster stitches are worked in a similar fashion as stitches you’d work 2 together but the difference is that cluster stitches are not used to decrease the number of stitches in a row or round. The stitch uses the minimum amount of stitches to be classified as a cluster but is the most flat of the cluster stitches.
3 Half Double Crochet Cluster StitchA dense but delicate stitch, this is perfect for hats or blankets. Row 1: skip 2 chain (count as 1 half double crochet), half double crochet 2 together inserting hook into each of next 2 chain, 1 chain; repeat from ending 1 half double crochet into last chain, turn. Row 2: 2 chain (count as 1 half double crochet), skip 1 stitch, half double crochet 2 together inserting hook into next chain space then into next stitch, 1 chain; repeat from ending 1 half double crochet into top of tch, turn.
23 Threading for the set up of a LoomNotations containing notations of twenty three threadings for the set up of a loom from Marx Ziegler’s Weber Kunst und Bild Buch (Ulm, 1677). This is widely considered the first handbook of weaving. Eventually grids prevailed from the shorthand system of the woven pattern. Before that became popular in the 18th century there were multiple models including those inspired by music and dance notation.
Beauchamp-Feuillet – Ballet à quatreInvented in the late 17th century, Beauchamp-Feuillet dance notation became the means to which fashionable French court dances were illustrated. First described in Chorégraphie (published in 1701) indicates the placement fo the feet and six basic leg movements. These include plié, releveé, sauté, cabriole, tombé, and glissé. Changes of body direction and signs written on the right or left hand side other the track indicate the steps.
Beauchamp-Feuillet – The HornpipeInvented in the late 17th century, dance notation became the means to which fashionable French court dances were illustrated. The Hornpipe refers to several dances that were believed to be performed to the instrument of the same name. An Irish, Scottish, or English solo dance the hornpipe is in 4/4 time and is related to the jig. It has intricate steps and often imitates a sailors dance.
Double Crochet 3 TogetherThis technique is used to create decreases in crochet to eliminate one or more stitches. Dc3tog are internal decreases therefore they are worked within the row. Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops 3 times ( 4 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook - 2 stitches decreased.
Labanotation – Left Backward Diagonal at mid-levelLabanotation is a system for recording human movement. Becoming widely used after the publishing of Schrifttanz/written dance. In 1928 Labanotation was widely used to record dance before video became widely available. The Laban system is made up of an ‘alphabet’ system on a staff which is read bottom to top. It’s shape shows the direction, shading the level, length the duration and placement on the staff shows the body part in movement.
Mazurka for ClarinetWhile music notation is the most widely known kinetic diagram worldwide, it is a perfect example of notational marks used to create the aural experience of playing and listening to music. While western musical notation has evolved so the horizontal five line stave/staff is the standard, there are other systems still in use in other parts of the world. The stave/staff acts as a framework upon which pitches are indicated by placing oval noteheads on the staff lines or between the lines. Traditionally Mazurkas have either a triplet, trill, dotted eighth note pair, or an ordinary eighth note pair before two quarter notes (crotchets). In the 19th century, the Mazurka became popular in many ballrooms in different parts of Europe.
Tanzschrift der Margarete Von Österreich _ Dancing Book of Margaret of AustriaThe Dancing book of Margaret of Austria was created as an aid for dancers doing the ‘Basses Danses’ around 1470. As restrictions on music and dancing were relaxed during the course of the Middle Ages, dancing became more complex and common. Knowing the right dances became an essential part of court life. The book came complete with 59 dances showing musical notes and step designations.
Twisted Single Crochet DownThis stitch is used as an edging stitch. It’s worked from right to left which makes it a good alternative to the crab stitch if you don’t like working backwards. Insert the hook from front to back in the next stitch to the left. Yarn over, draw the yarn through the stitch leaving the 2 loops on the hook loosely, rotate the hook anticlockwise 360 degrees. Yarn over and draw through the 2 loops on the hook. The first single crochet down is now complete. Repeat for each stitch.
United States Figure Skating Senior Moves in the Field – Sustained Edge StepThe United States Figure Skating Senior Moves in the Field test is the highest a skater can acquire through USFS. includes a sustained edge step in which the primary focus of this step sequence is Edge Quality and the secondary focus is Power. This sequence is repeated on both the left and right side. This skill is accompanied by four (4) other sequences. Other skills tested in the Senior Moves in the Field include edge quality, power, quickness, extension, accuracy of pattern.
Wye (Y) Connection 3 Phase Motor – Low VoltageA 3 phase motor can be connected in either a delta (Δ) or wye (Y) configuration, and is often dual voltage. The diagram is for low voltage (208/230) in the wye (Y) configuration, this is the most common connection. The difference between the two is how the winding coils are connected internally in the stator. This isn’t too different from an external point of view, except connections. However, a motor will be one or the other between Wye or Delta, but not both.
Stephanie Gaumond is a printmaker raised in Denver, Colorado amidst the beautiful Rocky Mountains and the banal suburban architecture. Her work explores patterns and coded communication. She received her BA Fine Art from the University of Denver in 2010 and her MA in Printmaking from the Glasgow School of Art in 2012. She is currently based in Derry/Londonderry N. Ireland.
Recent selected exhibitions include: Art Arcadia at St. Augustine’s, Derry (2018); Glebe Gallery, Donegal, Ireland (2018); SGC International Printmaking Conference, Las Vegas, NV (2018); Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, Colorado (2013); The Glue Factory, Glasgow, Scotland (2013); Mediakesukus Lume, Helsinki, Finland (2012)
This exhibition is curated by Gregory McCartney. Thanks to Stephanie Gaumond.
This exhibition is funded by Derry City and Strabane District Council.