Dumb Bell

John Dickson


This heavy, drop-shaped, fabric vessel hangs beneath the bell tower hatchway, vaguely imitating the church bell that is no longer there.  It is mute, and has a solemn animal-like presence.  It speaks of the body through its mass, the pull of gravity and its pure physicality. The bell tower room is old, dim and dusty, and feels forlorn and neglected, infusing this object with a sense of sadness and loss.



Materials: canvas rubber latex filled with water

Additional Tags: fabric hung water bell silence