I’m pleased that I have been able to get some more charcoal made so that I could make another large trace drawing. It has occurred to me that if I can document the process of making through to hanging the drawing, it will illustrate the viability of my idea that the making and showing could have potential as a performative element of exhibiting my work. The previous testing out of hanging possibilities have been crucial in deciding to go forward with this.
I was really pleased with how this went. I think it does illustrate that it has potential as a performative piece, providing a suitable venue could be found for exhibiton- it’s possible ‘dust’ might be a problem. The other thing I found pleasing was that some of the charcoal spheres had come out in a more robust form and holding their shape much better. Was that just a fluke? Or have I intuitively been adjusting my making? It certainly gives me the confidence to continue, and maybe be more adventurous in my making.
Ideas are starting to gel in terms of presenting this work for assessment. Now that I have made 3 large trace drawings I could present the video as documentation of the process with photographic documentation of the 3 trace drawings and associated floor works. Along with these I will present a written description of how the making of such a piece could be presented as a performative part of exhibiting.