Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ABC Wednesday: T is for Tapping Hand

Tapping Hand is an Automaton created in 2006 by Welsh artist Shani Rhys James.

As part of the LLAWN03 Arts Festival in September it was placed within the dramatic setting of the shuttered concrete tube in MOSTYN Art Gallery. The tapping mechanical action of the automaton resonated within the space and with the other works on display as part of the Women Art Society II exhibition.

At the launch of LLAWN03, the Spanish dance duo Guillermo Weickert and Maria Cabeza de Vaca created an improvised dance response which explored the connections between the stark architecture and the sharp, haunting repetitive actions of the solitary automaton.

More of my photos from LLAWN03 can be found on Geograph.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


  1. I think that would easily have an unnerving effect!

  2. now THAT is a serious-looking dress

  3. Kind of weird, but it reminds me that I often click my nails on a surface, absentmindedly. Have a really special Thanksgiving Day.

  4. I love that dress ....

    Have a nice abc-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

  5. Yes in the right setting that could freak one out. Looks a beautiful, and inspirational weekend in Llandudno from your photos.

  6. That was very special indeed - a bit creepy.