Manual v.2.0: Dibuix per La Plaça Porta de Santa Catalina (A drawing for Placa Porta de Santa Catalina)

Cumberland, Kelly and Walker, Michael (2015) Manual v.2.0: Dibuix per La Plaça Porta de Santa Catalina (A drawing for Placa Porta de Santa Catalina). [Show/Exhibition]

Abstract

The output is an exhibition comprising a series of drawings, including an outdoor three-dimensional site-specific drawing. It was a collaboration between Cumberland and artist, Michael James Walker. The tasks were shared equally according to individual strengths. Research process: Sited in Plaça Porta de Santa Catalina, the drawing responded to the typography of the square and referenced the history of its public use. Central to the project is an investigation into the nature of serial bodies of work, the complex relationships between repetition, reproduction and difference and its manifestations as expanded drawing practice. Research insights: An outdoor three-dimensional site-responsive drawing was developed revealing the artist’s interaction with a distinct place in Spain. It was created during a limited and specific period of time when her practices were synthesised with the work of others, demonstrating a responsive approach to particular site constraints. The exhibited drawings inhabit carefully chosen spaces and in so doing create a visual dialogue with the surrounding surfaces, drawing attention to the very particular sense of place where the works have been sited. The materiality of the work and its relationship to place is important and the viewer gains a greater insight into the work by viewing it in situ. Visually the artists works can look very different; though the repetitive processes or forms suggest a familiar connection, whilst the temperature, texture and shape of the site become apparent and human in its scale. Dissemination: The project was disseminated at ABA ART LAB, Palma de Mallorca, as part of the Nit del’Art 15 programme. It was the first external installation to be included in this event.

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