HOW TO MEASURE THE TEMPERATURE OF A BODY
Salli Yule-Tsingas, UK, 2013
The work is enclosed in a simple pocket sized sketchbook, something personal and portable. The jacket is of untreated brown card, electrician’s tape, hand set Letraset text, and collage.
Science, technical drawings of automobile engine parts, social etiquette and the resilience of the human. By using low-tech methods of collage and hand written text, each book is unique. The work is tied together by a continuous meandering motif, a thin red line that winds through the book, a story of sorts that brings together disparate subjects, the event and place, and the anonymity of those affected and those involved by other means.
Yule-Tsingas appropriates found texts, and images in her work, in this case a children’s magazine from the 1940’s “The World of Wonder”, edition “10,000 Things Every Child Should Know”. The images original use was scientific pedagogy for young children. The selected images and text from this edition thematically explore, “What an explosion really is”, and further images inform us “How we measure the temperature of a body”. By juxtaposing these images with technical drawings of automobile parts, etiquette and a meandering red line throughout. This work attempts to tie these disparate subjects to a single place at a particular time, Al Mutanabbi Street.