Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Tearing Space Apart #1-7

I recently produced a series of graphite drawings as part of a submission process for a residency which has set me off on an interesting path. Here i'll show the process used and the final works.

  • 3:1 format piece of paper
  • Tear random shapes out of page until just a border remains
  • Number shapes
  • Use a chance method to select a quantity of pieces and which pieces to use
  • From a height, allow the selected pieces to land on a new 3:1 piece of paper
  • Use a variety of drawing methods (graphite powder, outlines, erasing) to mark the spaces on the paper
These drawings are inspired by my 2008 visit to Ryoan-ji gardens, a series of my drawings which can be seen here and the recent John Cage Every day is a good day exhibition at BALTIC last September.

Cover - Space torn apart

#1 Graphite - flat

#2 Graphite - flow between

#3 Pencil Outlines

#4 Pencil Outlines until touching

#5 Eraser outline

#6 Erased graphite

#7 processes #1-6 combined

Friday, 3 June 2011

Future Collaboration with the Rat Pit

A successful meeting with Carly Lindon Forrester from Liverpool-based experimental performance company the The Rat Pit, will lead to a collaboration during 2011.

The Rat Pit also plan to work with Wendy Williams, Simon Jones, John Bernard, Matt Smith and Lee Tisdall

See the Rat Pit announcements page for futher updates.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Tearing the Space apart

A new graphite on paper drawing, currently exhibited at The Bureau gallery in Manchester as part of the exhibition We are all in this together.