“Hairfall” was made while pursuing masters in fine art in 2011. Here my own hair were used which were collected that time over the period of few weeks from pillow, comb and bath. Hair are simply organic lines- weightless and occupy this in-between 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional space/ form. This work initiated the engagement of exploring the idea of drawing through unconventional mode and material. Each hair strand was dropped from the top on a white sheet of paper where it occupied space and shape which could not be directed. The mark making process slowly becomes dense akin to drawing by pen/ pencil on paper.
Durational Drawing questions “time as space” where marking on paper was based on a mechanical act of repetition and at the sane time documenting time. Both the time it was made with in a period of 10 continuous days from 10am to 5pm each day. The work later was divided into 5 parts.
It departs from my pre existing concerns on drawing – “Drawing on paper reflects a series of concerns prompted by repetitive action both fuelled by internal (somatic & psychic) and external (drawing & environment) phenomena simultaneously. While making repetitive patterns using the line as form, both mind and body is engaged as machine – moving in methodical, rhythmical motion – mind in a confined space, while the body aided by two tools (pen & ruler) that while making the straight line endures the pain, heightened by the awareness of the self, the surface and the activity.”
Durational Drawing 1 was made during “Making Space” project in 2016
Durational Drawing 2 was made for a project space for India Art Fair in 2017
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