After the development of an algorithm to create a drawing process for the Bank Street Residency - I am still left wondering whether the drawings are just the detritus or document of the process
With this in mind I am still looking for where the work is within this kind of art making process...
I am now attempting to produce a more general algorithm for an art methodology, through researching mathematical symbols and writing a pseudo mathematical diagram - this is just the work in process - my first fumbling thoughts which need further development
Writing the rules on the roll of paper has been an interesting process, though some instructions seem more rule based, while other seem to chart the journey, recording the process of overcoming the hurdles we encounter when producing work. The question is do I need to test them by letting others attempt to create the work in order to decipher their accuracy?
The detritus or evidence of my labour seems to have equal importance to other elements of the work -
Are the drawings just evidence or the document of an activity, giving them the same status as the stubby pencils, sharpenings, empty pin boxes and newspapers?
I am considering binding all the drawings into a book, as a document of the residency, the rules may be written as a seperate book, but I am unsure as yet how or where to include the photos of the other evidence of the process.
I have begun to experiment with writing up the process of developing the algorithm
because this is not a linear process it is hard to write up in a way that makes sense or is accessible - does this matter?
I am considering writing it down in a way that shows the build up and fluidity of the rules until they become resolved and at that point fixed
Also having filled a large sheet of paper without resolving the written evidence I intend to get a roll of paper, to write them on, which intentionally suggests the never ending process...
Had lots of visitors today which was very good to talk and mull over ideas
Katya kindly took some photos of me working in the space
Someone today commented that the drawings made him think of Bletchley Park and code breaking, which is great as I feel like people are able to find ways of 'reading' the work.
Still debating various ways of displaying the drawings including pinning them up on top of each other - I feel I am pressuring myself to make a decision, though it might be feasible to just keep moving them about on a daily or weekly basis.
Did several drawings today, but actually spent much of the day moving them about
feeling more comfortable inhabiting the space
a really good chance to see how the drawings respond to a specific space constraint.
They are becoming an installation?
Considered displaying them vertically but as they are potentially readable (currently only to me) I cannot display them in a way that disrupts that and am exploring leaving gaps to denote the end of each 'word' which has been drawn/traced
Still problematic in terms of whether they should be one set on each wall or should wrap around the whole room working with the corners, doorframe, chimney breast and cubby hole, however I have enjoyed exploring this, though have not reached a conclusion yet
Another alternative is to keep pinning up each days work on top of the corresponding days work
So I would have three sets of drawings from Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
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