A working trace: Survey into Repetition and Displacement8. Nov - 17. Nov 12 / ended Centre for Recent Drawing
Thu - Sat 1-6pm
“All the concepts that have helped me in my work, and notably that of the trace or of the spectral, were related to this 'surviving' as a structural and rigorously originary dimension.” – Jacques Derrida
Repetition and displacement are concerns that consistently re-emerge within the field of expanded drawing. As part of Centre for Recent Drawing’s ongoing Moot research series, C4RD present a survey of both emerging and established artists investigating the relevance and position of this binary relationship.
If we regard drawing always as an activity of the present time, a cyclical creative process is inevitable. But at which point does the artist choose to break the cycle, departing from the working action, and withdraw a fragment of this on-going iteration for submission?
There is a mutuality between the filmmaker who isolates a specific cell from a longer reel of film, and the artist who wills repetition, and is thus compelled to decide upon a ‘futual claim’, a point of arrival or departure outside of their continuous working process.
Contemporary drawing is in a state of permanent flux. The decision to display outcomes at varying stages of the working process incites conversation regarding the indexical nature of repetition and displacement, there is an implied fluidity evidenced through the utilization of the trace; allowing the work to demonstrate promises intended but as yet, not entirely realized.
Featuring works by:
Martha Burgess, Gordon Shrigley, Josh Field, Harriet Lewars, Ira Sadowski, Maryam Moinie, Iona Roisin, Mouez Hamdi, Charlie Hammond, Josefina Nelimarkka, Will Peck, Siobhan Heathcote and Michael Robertson.
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