. . . drawings made from movements independent of the hand. Using unconventional materials to draw (thread/string, tape, clay, air pressure, physical bodies, light, gravity), shifting contours examine ongoing interactions and break down hierarchical viewing structures. The viewer is not looking at something, they are looking from within something.
In Drawing a living document, I explore the potential of different materials to make-visible, invisible networks of dynamic movement. Drifting thread lines, vibrating string and falling clay track physical changes and interactions in the built environment.
The situation requests a corporeal and open-ended perception of 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 space they stand in.
Placed in a walkway and exhibition space, the threads, a series of lines / verbs / interrupt daily pedestrian pathways and offer pause. They are physical presences to contend with; and yet the threads yield to peoples' movements creating a feedback loop. In some ways a rudimentary recording device, the materials record a range of movements in real time.