E M I L Y M H A R R I S

DRAWING A LIVING DOCUMENT (DALD)
Site responsive Installation: thread, string, tape, air-drying clay
June 28 - July 13, 2013
Sheila and Richard Riggs Gallery, MICA, Baltimore, MD
Photos: Cathy Carver

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In Drawing a Living Document, different materials (thread, string, tape and clay) make-visible, invisible networks of dynamic movement. Drifting thread lines, vibrating string and falling clay track physical changes and interactions in the built environment. Extending invisible phenomena into visible forms establishes a relationship between viewers and their surroundings. Peoples' decisions to watch, listen, move directionally, etc. are immediately reflected in the materials in league with the place they stand.

At the closing reception, two children uniquely participated by taking threads in their fists and winding, pulling, wrapping their bodies with the thread structures leaving a two day wake of entangled drooping lines. The thread structures were designed to give way to different types of viewer interaction.