francois xavier saint georges records kid's energy with drawing device
 
francois xavier saint georges records kid's energy with drawing device francois xavier saint georges records kid's energy with drawing device
apr 30, 2014

francois xavier saint georges records kid's energy with drawing device

francois xavier saint georges records kid’s energy with drawing device
all images courtesy of françois xavier saint georges

 

 

 

‘recording pure energy’ is a project by françois xavier saint georges that uses a small contraption to document the energy of school kids aged from 6 to 10. each one was given a ‘record-tube’ with a piece of paper and moving bit of graphite inserted into it. the device was worn as either a necklace or placed in a pocket, so that it could draw the child’s day as they carried it around with them. over 200 drawings were gathered over a 6 month period and the results reveal very different outcomes – some are excited, others extremely still – but each one a unique depiction of the bodyfrom which it came.

 

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the drawings were recorded from test-tubes carried by the children

 


each one documents the child’s movement from the day

 


some are very still

 


others show more movement

 


each one is a unique depiction of the body from which it came

 


over 200 drawings were gathered over a 6 month period

 


every visualization of the child’s movement is different

 

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the ‘record-tubes’ the children wore

 


tubes detail

 


graphite is inserted into the recording device

 

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the movement recording device

 

 

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