Hello and welcome!

This is the website of PringaDa, a pseudonym adopted by Bron Fionnachd-Féin for her recent work. Bron lives and works in Tasmania, Australia.

The PringaDa works explore the question 'What is within in the moment of hesitation?'.

Ephemeral and often formless, the works are prompted by the emergent phenomena of everyday life. Sometimes they are simply the recorded remainder of a moment, sometimes a performance, sometimes an invitation to others to do something (such as the participatory projects and Fluxus-inspired event scores).

To realise and share these works, a deliberate choice has been made to use the ubiquitous technologies of today (e.g. iPhone video/photography, YouTube, Google 'blogspots', this Google Sites website).

What is within the moment of hesitation?

This question is itself an emergent phenomenon, an example of something 'popping into one's head' and not being able identify where it came from, unable to find the question let alone the answer.

Exploration of this question has suggested that a moment is not necessarily an instant, hesitation is not stasis. Instead, the question seems to represent a ‘points of ellipsis’ where the extent and structure of that which is ‘missing’ is unknown at the moment of encounter.

In Western culture complexity, synchronicity and serendipity are not easily understood. Yet everything is connected and can lead anywhere. Within this fluctuating phenomenon exist moments of potential or expansion.

Such moments may be seen as 'modalities of presence'. In practice, the articulation of these moments is strongly influenced by and draws on the methods and characteristics of Fluxus:
  • globalism
  • unity of art and life (as one field of reference; non-elitist approach)
  • intermedia
  • experimentalism
  • chance
  • playfulness
  • simplicity
  • implicativeness (implies many more works)
  • exemplativism (quality of a work exemplifies the theory and meaning of its construction)
  • specificity (loads meaning consciously: philosophical ambiguity)
  • presence in time (duration; ephemerality)
  • ‘musicality’ (e.g. event score: works can be realised by others)

[from Friedman, Ken 2002, The 12 Characteristics of Fluxus]

Theoretical and philosophical 'touchstones' for the work include:

  • Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible (in particular his final working notes)
  • Zen Buddhism
  • Wabi-sabi (e.g irregular, unpretentious, ‘Zen of things’)
  • L’informe (formlessness)
  • Complexity Theory (simply put, this is the study of the phenomena which emerge from a collection of interacting objects or agents)
Untitled (Findhorn Beach, Scotland) 2007