The Rubbish Object.
Plus other things that have been happening this week.
ASU1 - This week I have been focused on the combination of my two projects, which include RIPU. A lot of this week has been trial and error, which include new ways of drawing. (Mostly justifying it as a medium and how it can be presented in a gallery space) This thinking had lead me to the idea of projection, by transforming a small drawing onto a large surface and re drawing it. So far during the drawing process I have noticed the way I make the work has changed enormously. There is a fluidity which I am attracted to in the final qualities of the drawing. I believe that through these findings, in relation to discourse and exposition the projection drawings create a sense of ambiguity and dialogue something I aim to include for the interim show, Liminal.
My current thoughts on the Liminal show: I am thinking more about the rubbish object and the everyday, something that evokes curiosity. Things such as dust sheets, cases and finger prints come to mind, as mostly when I am drawing the museum object I have noticed that I am attracted to surfaces. Perhaps I need to be more ambiguous and draw things that almost become a trick of the mind to my audience.
Is the subject a 90 million year old object, or just dust?
Recently I have been evoked in theories around the Phenomenology of Perception, where it is apparent to me that the audience is key in the reception of the work. Drawing in itself is a very controlled act of making an artwork, it is interesting to me that I am manipulating, distorting and creating new perceptions of objects which could be rubbish. For the interim show, I imagine that I am going to draw a projection drawing of dust sheets, some of which I have found in museum archives. Areas of which will be pin pointed, faded and manipulated to look like old parchment, scrolls, maps, e.c.t... I want the viewer to obtain this level of curiosity so that with the drawing I create, they get a sense of the overlooked, and obtain a new meaning to the work each time the peer upon it.
RIPU - This week for RIPU, I have been working towards my solo show Remnants. This process has been challenging, as there is a quality of the work which evokes a minimal nature where it does not 'fill' the gallery with loads of 'stuff'. It is to my knowledge, a gallery show and not a show that is surrounded with quantities of artefacts such as a museum therefore, I believe for this exhibition, it is for me to test and push my ideas outside of the museum contexts.
For this show, I have been pushing together a lot of the contexts of Michael Thompson's Rubbish Theory, which test the value and hierarchy of objects found in the museum institution. I have found the torn image particularly interesting, I am often asked the question 'Does it not pain you to tear up your drawings?'