Graphology - drawing from automatism and automation


Book, 18.5 x 13.4 cm, 95 p., language : English, publisher : MUseum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen/The Drawing Room, London/MER. Paper Kunsthalle vzw, Ghent, ISBN : 9780955829956.
Materials: Ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2025/125).

Editors : Edwin Carels (Curator M HKA) & Kate Macfarlane (Director The Drawing Room).

Texts : Edwin Carels, Kate Macfarlane, Ed Krcma & Thomas Zummer.

'Graphology : drawing from automatism and automation explores the varied technologies of visualisation that allow for a particular tension between the hand and the medium, between automatism and automation. Images made in disparate eras - for example, by Santiago Ramon y Cajal and Étienne-Jules Marey in the 19th century, by Man Ray and André Breton in the first half of the 20th century, by Carl Andre, Tony Conrad, Anthony McCall, and Paul Sharits in the 1970s, and more recently, by Fiona Banner, Anna Barham, Pierre Bismuth and Matt Mullican - are juxtaposed with essays that adopt a media-archaeological approach to explore a genealogy of automated drawing (Edwin Carels), a reflection on the liquid languages of Henri Michaux and Marcel Broodthaers (Ed Krcma), and a philosophical musing on the unavoidably abstract nature of drawing (Thomas Zummer).

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