Sturgeon opens with a series of ritual body gestures, signaling with primal shapes, the square and triangle, as wind sounds whistle. There is a shamanistic quality to the mirrored image of structuring and reassembling patterns of bone fragments. By using sticks as diviners he circles in a centering process to a squaring entrapment of the bone essence. Swimming amid bone symbols the tape evokes a haunting mixture of primitive alchemy and the magic of the electronic image.
Series Title: The Trilogy
Shapes from the Bone Change is the first of three tapes often shown as a set which also includes: the Two of Triangles, and Conjunct.
the Two of Triangles is among many museum and institutional collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York.