Above: 4 2020. Graphite and colour pencil on paper 28.5x38cm
These sound-based drawings are configurations of my thinking around notation, multiplicity, collectivity and communality, which I have been exploring through methods of composing and improvising in my films, performances and public workshops.
“…I find them really emotional, because one of the things that’s so interesting for me about your work is that it always has this presence of collectivity, communality and multiplicity happening. There’s always a central connecting thing, whether that’s an object or the jelly-like surface you have in these drawings – there’s something that can be gathered around and then transformed by the presence of other people. I really love how in these works, while you don’t have a physical breath, or physical bodies present because it’s a work on paper, that sense of gathering remains, even if it’s in the realm of a potential gathering, a potential togetherness. I find that really moving and really hopeful. I think we’re all trying to envision other possible ways of existence that we didn’t have to before and it’s almost like this is a strategy for that, which I really appreciate being able to see… “. From a conversation with Amy Lay-Pettifer about these drawings, and their connection to my sculptural performative sound practice and workshops. Full interview is at the Aleph Contemporary website.
All drawings in this series are available via Aleph Contemporary