This video documents the making of, Temporal Field (KCMO), a 40-hour durational, wall drawing performed and installed over seven days in May 2020. This commissioned work was produced in partnership with KEM studio for the exterior facade of THE YARDS, a luxury residential apartment development in the Kansas City Stockyards District.
My durational drawing practice dissolves the distinction between process and product, rendering these two notions indivisible from one another by embracing time as both material and site. For this drawing, that will take place at 1660 Genessee Street in downtown Kansas City, the process is equal parts obsessive and meditative. A series of gestures, recorded as black marks on the raw concrete surface will be repeated over a series of days, aggregating 40 hours and coalescing into a field-like flow. Drawing publicly like this is a humble kind of performative act. Perched in a boom lift marking the surface of this wall in the Stockyards district over 40 hour duration connects the work to a public perceptual field where the drawing, audience, and maker occupy the same present. In a public piece like this, I become a part of the work, drawing becomes an act of construction – my presence, labor, time, mark-making tactile-kinesthetic body movement and the topological images they yield all exist simultaneously. At the outset of this drawing each mark will embody only the moments of its making as a record of both attention and intention as the marks grow in number they become something more echoing the way blades of grass at a distance become a field.