Double Check - Cynthia Schwertsik
Drawing, in this case: performative frottage is an immediate and intimate medium where ideas are swiftly transferred to paper. I always have pen and paper within reach, that gives me the comforting feeling that I will not miss a moment.
contemporary art, performance, public art, plastic, sustainable art, colour, photograph, drawing
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About This Project

Do you have a growing distrust in the truth of the visual world around you? Are you suspicious about the persistence of pixilation? As for myself I increasingly feel the need to double check my presence through touch, in the attempt to bridge the gap between a visual appearance and the kinetic experience of being alive. As an everyday record, I transfer my changing profile as a landscape of assurance onto paper.

See others in the Double Check series

Double Check

an ongoing video series since 2017

graphite frottage on paper

single channel video

presented:

Double Check #31 at the International Limestone Coast Video Art Festival, 2020 – winner of the competition

Garten der Kuenstler, Tulln, Austria, curated by Wolfgang Giegler

BEST AFTER, Praxis Artspace, Bowden, SA, Group Show with Renate Nisi and Liz Butler

the Whyalla art Prize 2017 (highly commended)

In these drawings, the paper is warped into three-dimensional forms through the pressure against the underlying landscape. The paper captures the tracks inscribed into skin, thereby replicating almost a ghost of a portrait.

Drawing, in this case. frottage is an immediate and intimate medium where ideas are swiftly transferred to paper.  I always have pen and paper within reach, that gives me the comforting feeling that I will not miss a moment.

 

Category
All, Mundane Observations, Paper Work, Public Space