drawing machines

'Drawing time' is a wall installation that visually records the passage of time. It is a clock that tells the time and by doing so draws spirographical circles on the wall. Each day two spirograph patterns appear. One complex outline for the passed minutes and a simpler one, for the passed hours. After twenty-four hours the device moves randomly to another spot on the wall and continues recording its existence. This randomness is just as the uncertainty of the future, leaving space for surprises. Day by day the wall fills up with the graphical patterns allowing to imagine the slowly overlapping graphical composition in some weeks, a year, a decade… A positive thought of long term planning and a belief in a future.

" 'Drawing Time' invites us to think about the various means of perception through which all individuals record passing time and, more specifically, the concepts of growth,development, repetition and proliferation referred to a definite time span.” - Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino

'Drawing time' was initially designed on the occasion of the exhibition ‘This is My Forest: The Harvest Cycle’, organised and supported by Listone Giordano and curated by Barbara Brondi and Marco Raino.

thanks to:
Michael Zeltner for the electrotechnical realisation
johnny_ripper - for allowing us to use his music.

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drawing machines

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autonomous machines and devices that make purposeful marks on surfaces, and leave drawings in the world as evidence of their agency...

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