Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett - Out of balance - Great Britain

Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett - Mimo rovnováhu, author: Archiv Infocentra

Metal symposium 2016

On the website of the British Artist Blacksmiths Association (BABA), we searched for female blacksmiths who would like to participate in our event. Unfortunately, they either did not have the time or the desire to attend. Thanks to this Association, we came across Ian Gill. We invited him and he agreed, on condition that he could come with his assistant, Gavin Foskett. This meant that we would need more money from the sponsors. We eventually succeeded in this, so we broke our rules for the second time and let the blacksmiths work as a pair. Another requirement he had was a cut-out based on a CAD drawing. We had no experience with this, yet in the end found that it was not so complicated and we agreed to do it.

In January, he told us that his work would weigh around 300 kg. We felt a bit uneasy about it, but Ian Gill promised it would be worthwhile. After some time, we got word that the work would probably weigh around 400 kg, this was later even raised to 500 kg. Finally, after sending the CAD drawings, he estimated the final weight of the work at around 600 kg. Ian Gill, along with Gavin Foskett, worked outdoors in front of the public and created a wonderful piece of art with the name "Out of Balance". It is the most massive and heaviest work ever produced within the Symposium. The work features an "imprint" of hands. People can put their hands in the imprints and take a photo of how they tilt the entire work that seems to be balancing by a few millimetres just before it falls. Ian Gill and Gavin Foskett were in good spirits while working and contributed to the smooth running of the Metal Symposium.



Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett, author: Petr Cerva

Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett

 
Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett, author: Archiv Infocentra

Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett

 
Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett, author: Archiv Infocentra

Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett

 
Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett - Mimo rovnováhu, author: Archiv Infocentra

Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett - Mimo rovnováhu

 
Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett - Mimo rovnováhu, author: Archiv Infocentra

Ian Gill a Gavin Foskett - Mimo rovnováhu

 
 
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