As you might have gathered from the recent posts, I have been going through images of the drawing instruments for an upcoming publication. So I have been posting some of the images I have dug out – not sure all of them are posted here for the first time I have posted similar ones to these (from the same session) before but don’t think the exact ones.
I have posted these two related drawings before, but I have been thinking about them recently while trying to clarify my research practice. They were made twenty years ago and in making them I knew what I was discussing but could not discuss it. Through the subsequent work I can now articulate what they are about, and understand the importance of making work like this in the broader frame of things. There is a set of drawings that forms and antecedent to these, but if I look at what I am doing now it stems from these two drawings.
Here is the reverse view of Instrument Eight. The instruments are built out of aluminium this time, which makes them much more robust. You might notice quite a few differences on the front side from the previous instruments.
The Institute for Paradoxical Shadows took a bit of a hit in our return across the Atlantic. The buckling of the frames is quite pleasing, though, a little like the photographs of twisted electricity pylons after ice storms.