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"the nevermades" is a collection of projects that i have yet to create, many that i will most likely never finish. The book contains photographs of my notebooks and writings on art theory and philosophy.

“waiting for the light to burn out”


The moment when this object becomes art is the moment when the light flickers out. Only then, will this this object become more than just that, an object with utility no matter how bizarre or wavering in degrees of practicality. While the light is in working order it is merely an object of opportunity. The project is an exercise in patience and pay off. Waiting for the filament to breakdown is a challengingly long activity but in the moment when the light burns the reward lasts mere seconds.



Feel free to turn the light on or off at your discretion.






This project is inspired by Professor Thomas Parnell’s pitch drop experiment and Radio Lab’s segment on the experiment. To learn more visit: http://smp.uq.edu.au/content/pitch-drop-experiment & http://www.radiolab.org/story/267124-speed/


 © david c donovan 2016