Drawing performance and installation created for research thesis.
Traditional maps assert the world’s reality in topographical terms and expect the viewer and reader to accept this reality. Artists’ maps reduce this assumption of reality by encouraging the viewer to construct their own. ‘Mapping as a Space for Performance’, realised through a human drawing machine performance, has evolved from the artist’s background in social and economic policy-related work, extended by investigations into the global development of megacities. As megacities each grow along with their economic and social strength, the more economically and socially challenged rural and small urban areas enter decline. Population diasporas occur and geographies rapidly change as a result. The floor drawings illustrate new areas of mapped, urban development. Floor Drawing 1 Ink and graphite on 150 gms paper. 5 meters x 3 meters Suspended Drawing 2 Ink, graphite and pigment on 150 gms paper 9 meters x 3 meters