BA20

Untitled (2003)
From series "Imprints of Practice II: Transversions/Messed With"
Digital print on rice paper
Unlimited edition
11 x 17 inches / 23 x 43 centimeters (unframed)
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"when
the ball
comes

returning
here
means
turning

towards
play
itself

when
the ball
comes

playing
here
means
meeting

what
ever
takes
place"


Torben Ulrich's note:
9. Print on rice paper. Black, red ink on rope, white acrylic on ball (near top of red ink link rope line). Printing process as before (see note 8). Text speaks of 'when the ball comes', pointing perhaps at first to playing field at hand, any size field, any shape ball; secondly, then metaphorically extended, to larger walks of life, where application of athletic language seems normative: as everyday way of reducing most everything into clear, binary oppositions.
Text then speaks of turning, returning, suggesting step back: letting play stay in play.


(Number refers to this note, not the work's reference number. These notes can be read on their own and also as an ensemble, or set of concentric circles that can be read both from outside in and inside out. See the full Notes on Balligraphies.)


(See thoughts from Torben Ulrich about some of his works in Notes on Balligraphies.)