The Northampton Arts Council works to support and nurture the arts in the city of Northampton. The Council awards grants twice each year to artists and arts groups from both state and locally-raised funds, and seeks to improve public awareness of the arts. Its' goals include maintaining and preserving the rich and diverse cultural heritage of Northampton, programming such annual events of interest to the community as First Night Northampton and Transperformance.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

In Memoriam: Gordon Thorne 1941-2018

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Being responsible for creating the future it is important that we keep alive our capacity to imagine what that might be lest we continue to recreate the present.

Reality is created by imagination moving with/in time, which moves clockwise.  Because the Random Windmill Mobile Unit can move in a counter clockwise direction it has the capacity to unwind time and like Merlin, who lived backwards, “Transform something real into something imagined.”

If we accept these premises, which as an artist I am somewhat obligated to do, it is easier to imagine a future in which we might actually want to live.


Gordon Thorne, from his installation at A.P.E., January, 2018


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