DRAWING A LIVING DOCUMENT

"The body is a complex system intimately connected to its environment."
Milford Graves ‘Vibration’ From “XIII” The Artist’s Institute, New York, NY (2017)


Air Pressure Drawing 2, 1.33 minutes - (open to full screen)


Air Pressure Drawing 3, 1.45 minutes (open to full screen)

 

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. (air pressure, gravity, light, social territories, public space).

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.




Here, I am restoring the thread structures after the form has been altered so that they continue to “hold” space.


Air Pressure Drawing (detail), thread sited in public walkway, dimenstions variable
 


Air Pressure Drawing (detail), thread sited in public walkway, dimenstions variable

Air Pressure Drawing (detail), thread sited in gallery one, dimenstions variable

 

Air Pressure Drawing (detail), thread sited in gallery one, dimenstions variable

 

Air Pressure Drawing (detail of ceiling view), threads stretched horizontally overhead, among the pipes and utilities to create a network for hanging, dimenstions variable

 

 

 

 

 



Metronome, .36 minutes

 

 

 

 

 


DESIGN NOTES

DRAWING A LIVING DOCUMENT Performance

String, two rocks, powerpoint, ladder, tablecloth (sheet), two chairs, podium, paper, table
July 6, 2013
Graduate Studio Center Auditorium, MICA, Baltimore, MD

"The delicacy commands"

 

 



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