Knock-petal-scissors is a collaboration between the visual artist Mara Baker and
composer Iddo Aharony using stop-motion animation and collected sounds. Materials in
the piece include photographs, rocks, petals, threads, tape and other residues
generated from the making of the piece. The title playfully references the zero-sum
game Rock-paper-scissors in which gestures of cutting, covering and crushing are
made repetitively to reference tactile activities. Both the sounds and material gestures
are shuffled intentionally throughout the piece creating a logic of it’s own.