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Tim has attended the DRHA08 conference and presented his interactive drawing machine, which has intrigued and alarmed some delegates.
Drawing as research into sound relay machine for a performance. The round triggers play a sound via computer once they are drawn over. The process of drawing is changed by the introduction of sound feedback from the touch sensitive area behind the paper.
I have tried making a drawing blindfolded (illustrated above), which brings far more random results in to play. The relay is also broken, or changed from the normal, sighted, hand-eye coordination. Instead, sound returns an element of sensory feedback, permitting another type of coordination to occur.
Principles of Landskip – Paintings by Bryan Hawkins at UKC Keynes College -October till December 7th 2007
The title of this exhibition Principles of Landskip is derived from the titles of two writings by the landscape painter Alexander Cozens (1717-1786). This hybrid title brings together the search for underlying systems and Landskip a term which evokes the past, the romantic and the antiquarian and perhaps more contemporary conditions.
In Principles of Beauty Relative to the Human Head Cozens attempted to define certain conventions and rules relating to beauty. In An Essay to Facilitate the Inventing of Landskips Cozens drew on Leonardo da Vinci’s writings to suggest a method by which blots and marks could provide a stimulus for landscape image making . This essay in particular has, since 1759, contributed to aesthetic debate and interest in abstraction, chance, visual language, dream, drawing, mark and gesture and representation of landscape.
In the series of paintings exhibited here my engagement has been with the landscapes of The Lake District and more recently Thanet and Margate. My involvement has also been with a mixed bag of artists and writers (artist/writers) who have employed, invented, charted and constructed their response to landscape through image making and through writing. Ruskin, Palmer, Turner, Cotman, and Constable – my taste has been mainly for the C19 Century – Sutherland and Piper and Craxton and others are there too – as influences and lenses. Words and images, artists and landskips.
If looking at landscape is conventionally understood as the starting point for painting landscapes – and the meanings to be found within the paintings produced the points of arrival – then I am interested in reversing this process. Looking at landscape, as though retrieving a lost sensibility or inner landscape or finding the possibility of a coherent sense of self in landscape becomes a point of arrival – the analysis of existing texts and images, as maps, or traces becomes a point of departure. The act of painting makes everything more complicated and moves, restlessly, between these points.
Hawkins, Bryan (email@example.com)
Posts to the site are not coming thick and fast at the moment so before they do we need to consider something important about how the documentation of the research will grow (hopefully organically) here.
As I see it we have two models as to how we can structure the research documentation. Posts will appear in a reverse chronological order (latest first) and usually on a weblog you can view all posts based on a keyword which they were tagged with, like if you do a search in a search engine, it uses the keyword you entered. Do we want to present the research tagged with keywords so the structure becomes quite loose, non-linear which makes it easier to grow in all directions but more difficult for others to follow. If so we should use a tagcloud as shown in the image below (image from We Make Money not Art). This is from currently being used on the site at the top.
Or should we use sections as shown in the image below (image from variable environment / mobility, interaction city and crossovers), quite linear, perhaps more restrictive but easier for others to follow.
This is the first post to kick start the Arts | Media Net research website. More will follow on soon however in the meantime check out the pages in the menu right to see what its all about.