SUCCESSIVE ALTERATIONS OF A GIVEN SHAPE

## Define

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A circle

is a series of points

placed at regular intervals

intersecting one another.

is a series of points

placed at regular intervals

intersecting one another.

A line is the locus of a point.

A circle is the result of successive rotations of a line through space.

A circle is the result of successive rotations of a line through space.

A circle is the boundary of a figure.
The figure and the boundary are often interchangeable.

A circle is a simple closed curve divided into two regions:

interior and exterior.

interior and exterior.

One is always exterior to the other.

The centre rotates the circle onto itself.

## A circle is achieved through successive alterations of a random shape.

FORM

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A circle has an abundance of symmetries.

1. (SUCCESSIVE ALTERATIONS OF A GIVEN SHAPE)

* collect a series of wooden pieces, cut them at a given angle (no bigger than thirty degrees) so as to obtain the following shape ︎︎︎

assemble the pieces by joining them together like so

(if the angle cuts are equal, you will obtain a circle)

re-arrange the pieces to create variations of the circle

(if the angle cuts are equal, you will obtain a circle)

re-arrange the pieces to create variations of the circle

2. (A SIMPLE EXERCISE)

collect a few objects from your surroundings

arrange these objects in a circular shape

place them in ascending order

ask yourself

collect a few objects from your surroundings

arrange these objects in a circular shape

place them in ascending order

ask yourself

DO THESE OBJECTS HAVE ANYTHING IN COMMON? ︎ DOES THEIR MERE PLACEMENT CONNECT THEM IN SOME WAY? ︎

3. (ANOTHER SIMPLE EXERCISE)

use plastic bags to create three circles of different sizes crop long strips of plastic

use a spray can to paint them red or yellow

use plastic bags to create three circles of different sizes crop long strips of plastic

use a spray can to paint them red or yellow

4. (ANOTHER SIMPLE EXERCISE)

draw a circle on a surface

fill your circle by choosing a maximum of 10 shapes from the following sheet

draw a circle on a surface

fill your circle by choosing a maximum of 10 shapes from the following sheet

5. (ASSEMBLE) assemble the pieces below to recreate the circle

6. (CONFIGURE)

align all your circles and take pictures of each one separately

print the following table and collage your circles inside it

give each circle a name

(PERFORM)

*1. place your body here*

draw a circle on the floor

use chalk to draw a temporary circle

use spray to draw a permanent circle

place your body here

*2. imagine your personal space*

imagine this is your personal space

inhabit the circle

place one personal item inside it

think about this object and how it defines you

as an individual

and in relationship to others

*3. along the edges*

slowly walk along the edges

focus on the area within the circle

(interior)

does it feel cramped

uncomfortable small

restrictive

or quite the opposite?

*4. from this point*

stop in one point and make a small mark on the floor

from this point, start to focus on the area outside the circle

(exterior)

the circle is the boundary that separates these two planes

*5. some circles overlap*

sometimes circles overlap

the overlapping area is a mutual ground between you and someone else

your personal space becomes smaller

choose a sign and draw it on the mutual area

this becomes a shared symbol

when two performers share a symbol, they can start a conversation on an arbitrary theme

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