KEVIN TOWNSEND
drawing room no.1 (domestic imposition)
12 hour, unfixed chalk drawing on 7 blackboard panels
(assembled as a 6’ x 6’ x 6’ 8” room for 36 hours)

Each unfixed chalk line is a tendril of time; temporal, fragile and impermanent— holding sensation, attention and intention. A series of sequential moments represented as mark, are accumulated until structure emerges, mirroring the way a series of cognitions, sensations, minutes and seconds coalesce in our minds into a unified moment- the substance of memory.

The process, materials and form of this series evolved as a means of evoking binary oppositions— issues of temporality and permanence, strength and fragility, fullness and emptiness, presence and absence that resonate with our conception of and relationship to our memory.

Once completed each drawing lasts for a brief period of time in its location before the walls are reclaimed. The chalk is washed away, dissolving the drawing’s structure and marks. As the series progresses it will become impossible to fully cleanse the surfaces. Residual chalk will build in the grain of the wood, greying the dark field and reducing the contrast between the lines (of future drawings) and the ground. Pressure lines, from the heavy-handed act of drawing, will mar the surfaces and each panel will hold its own history, clouded by time and the residue of the past.

  1. measurementoftheobserver reblogged this from circadian-line
  2. greyturtles reblogged this from 7knotwind
  3. luxmagazine reblogged this from 7knotwind
  4. castle-of-the-wild reblogged this from 7knotwind
  5. therhythmwithin reblogged this from devidsketchbook
  6. darrenmkellyarchitect reblogged this from mimilin
  7. mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh reblogged this from 7knotwind
  8. leakypedia reblogged this from labyrinth-queen
  9. emyjous reblogged this from sheddingmysecondskin
  10. prnt4b03 reblogged this from devidsketchbook
  11. donttellmeimnotworthit reblogged this from thefouriertransform
  12. evanescentelysium reblogged this from gossamerrdrreams
  13. whittlings reblogged this from from89
  14. thefouriertransform reblogged this from devidsketchbook
  15. von-druke reblogged this from 7knotwind
  16. zchyrs reblogged this from aucolai
  17. shutupandlaughoutloud reblogged this from 7knotwind
  18. tattedmariposa reblogged this from unicorn-meat-is-too-mainstream
  19. rrosek reblogged this from 7knotwind
  20. blacktangledheartt reblogged this from 7knotwind
  21. aadahfay reblogged this from 7knotwind
  22. idontknowaboutart reblogged this from 7knotwind
  23. aucolai reblogged this from 7knotwind
  24. superdom1123 reblogged this from caffeinedeliriums
  25. caffeinedeliriums reblogged this from bionikbastard
  26. themindofdkp reblogged this from devidsketchbook