Carole Kim, Artist in Resident at AUTOMATA-LA
(June 18-July 13, 2021)
Each drawing was preceded by a conversation to identify a launching point. Sessions ran between 2 and 8 hrs, with most around 6. The unfolding process is an act of nurturing into a state of becoming. There’s this wonderful sense of bemused surprise, peculiarity of something manifesting on its own terms. The directness of drawing leaves a trail, a record of the intricacies of each improvisational dialogue. I am deeply moved and reassured by the power of such interaction and openness to experimentation.
I have a long term passion for improvisation as a heightened form of interaction. Usually this manifests in the multimedia work I do. This was the first time I focused on the act of collaborative drawing as improvisation. I found that because it is a slower medium that leaves a trace of every move, I was able to observe the process in a more tangible way.
SPECIAL THANKS to Automata-LA for this residency, to Kaoru Mansour for the donation of paper and to all the fabulous collaborators: Kira Vollman, Regine Verougstraete, Carrie Ungerman, Marie Thibeault, Alise Spinella, Eli Rosenkim, Odeya Nini, Nguyen Nguyen, Robin Mitchell, Alistair Milne, Dohee Lee, Alicia Gorecki, Vinny Golia, Susan Goldberg, Carmela Hermann Dietrich, Valerie Daval, Laura Cooper, Brenda Bynum, Ursula Brookbank, Lynne Berman.