This is a story for my friend Nicholas Brown, which I swiftly wrote because the projector at the South London Gallery was having trouble accommodating a very fragile 16mm film made by Rivane Neuenschwander by piercing a hole in each frame of celluloid. It’s a bit of a silly story and not really finished, but it is this morning’s work.

Discovering in the absence of the artist and shortly before the opening of the exhibition that the piercing of the holes into the celluloid had weakened the celluloid meant swiftly devising an alternative means for projecting a series of rapidly replacing white discs on the wall in front of the projector rather than allowing the heat of the bulb to cause discs on the wall in white light.

It was swiftly that Nerry devised an alternative means for causing a series of rapidly replacing white discs on the wall on behalf of the artist. They would be made of paper and he swiftly cut out a couple of dozen white paper discs and held them against the wall in quick succession, which he was quite good at already on account of being already able to juggle three balls in two hands and/or (separately) two balls in one hand which was a good crowd pleaser and always broke the ice.

Nerry tested out the juggling of paper discs against the wall and his back gave him some trouble after a short while on account of the inconvenient height of the projector with which he had to keep in line the discs. Reacting swiftly Nerry gave up the back wheel of his bicycle (he could get the bus) and the gears and one pedal to attach to the wall with NoMoreNails so that between each spoke would be a separate paper disc reinforced with cardboard on the reverse which would spin in and out of sight with the rotation of the wheel if positioned head-on.

The length of the brake cables would allow the pedals to be swiftly turned at such a distance from the wall and projector that while visitors would be aware the projector was not working as normal, they would certainly get a good idea of how the work was intended to be and his intervention would be unobtrusive as reasonable given the short notice.

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