Drawing Rooms

Trailer in open configuration

A sketch model for a trailer for an exhibition. Not sure of it will happen, but if it does it will be quite a lot more developed than this. The various views show the trailer in open and semi-closed condition. If the thing goes ahead I can tell the rest of the story.

Trailer sketch model

Trailer sketch model

Trailer sketch model

Trailer almost closed

Trailer during opening

Trailer sketch model

Picture Plane Copenhagen (MRT,FK, NC)

A collaboration between Mette Ramsgard Thomsen, Florian Koehl and Nat Chard. We built a crane to hang a floding picture plane made of polythene sheet. Florian had built a series of relay driven actuators to fire a set of ten cameras simultaneously. The cameras could have their flash switched on or off so that the the shadow from one flash might be caught anamorphically by another. The pictures from the cameras shown here are all from the same moment of exposure. All the pieces were fabricated over three or four days and set up in an apartment in Copenhagen. I will post a film of the picture plane in motion in a day or two – sorry for the lack of posts recently, I have been away.

Picture Plane Copenhagen (MRT,FK, NC)


The plan shows some of the range of movements possible with the steel crane we built to hold the picture plane.

Parts of the steel crane

Crane in position without picture plane

The following pictures are from Florian’s cameras. In the plan view you can see several flashes going off at the same time.

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Drawing Sink (Nat Chard)

This  fragment of a drawing is a question from about twelve years ago. How else to draw architecture and how it is occupied. This sink is at the entrance to a building and , like the one in the entrance to Villa Savoye, provides the opportunity to clean off the dirt of the outside world. Unlike the sink at Savoye, this one relished the dirt. The Ascot*-like gas heater and cold water pipe have hospital like taps so that your hands do not touch anything before being washed. Under the sink is a machine that feeds through filter papers one at a time for each washing. When the water has passed through then these are places int he cabinet to the right of the sink. The water drips away into a drain in the floor. The plug also has a hospital lever so that hands do not touch anything until they are clean. The drawings in the filter paper are probably more giving when seen as a group Рthe difference between each days grime, as opposed to the individual figures in the paper. It was the prelude to a number of experiments for a Drawing Room, some parts of which still reside in my basement.

*Ascot is or was a manufacturer of water heaters that used to sit over sinks in kitchens and seedy bedsits throughout the UK. The one in my drawing draws attention to its flue, rather than hiding it at the back of the device as happens with most commercially available water heaters.