Inflight 2011 Invititation

An Evolving Drawing Installation - Inflight - May 2011


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David's second performative drawing installation at Inflight had a similar feel to the first whereby it evolved over the exhibition period whilst once again responding to the natural environment around him. However, this is where the similarities ended.

Drawing on data collected each day from a weather tower and box located on an island off the south east coast of Tasmania, then systematically reprocessing it through digital technologies, symbolism, and drawing techniques, the form of the work slowly built up each day within the space throughout the duration of the exhibition.

By juxtaposing one system against another; namely, the tradition of pictorial drawing juxtaposed with the symbols and system of another, the graphical depiction of weather conditions found on a remote island, new systems of mark making evolved.

These new marks articulated the drawing of real life systems and events, like the weather, inherent in everyday life, to formulate a new system of marks created against the collection of the other system.

The gallery space eventually contained layer upon layer of small minimal marks, signifying the journey and evolution of an everyday occurrence moods changing like the weather.

David said of this exhibition, I was interested in the transitions between the daily evolution of information, mark making that signifies this and the diaristic nature of recording everyday life actions and activities.

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