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A three year project networking and talking to artists in their studios. The focus on discovering if, through the body, the process of being an artist is visible and/or different from other forms of mastered manual work.

"When I make my drawings... the path traced by my pencil on the sheet of paper is, to some extent, analogous to the gesture of a man groping his way in the darkness." Alberto Giacometti

Visit to artist's workspace:
Stephen Siwiak
Gave permission to use digital reproductions of his work to mix with computer generated line.
A book of African masks, fragile from use, was a big source of inspiration in his drawing practice.
(see: Spine, with guts)
The installation animations

Visit to artist's workspace:
Rachel Riggs
Gave permission to watch and record her rehearsals, devising installation theatre.
(see: Art of the Heart)

“The process by which the inanimate becomes animate seems to the audience to be a real miracle.” Sergei Obraztsov

Recognising the role of audience in devising performance based on research. Exploring notions of attraction, a requirement of the process - communicating in specific ways, whether verbally or through physical pose.

Exploring how fine art animation can occupy space away from the screening surface.

Visit to artist's workspace:
Lubaina Himid
(see: Day at the Museum)
Provided a spontaneous sketch.

"Rough sketches, which are born in an instant in the heat of inspiration, express the idea of their author in a few strokes, while too much effort and diligence sometimes sops the vitality and powers of those who never know when to leave off."
Giorgio Vasari

Visit to artist's workspace:
Chris Davis
Recognising the connections between expression and artistic health
(see: Backbone, in motion)

The project produced a 4 projector 'black-box' performance that describes the process of mark-making through new techology, and displays the project findings in their most cohesive and understood form - as a portrait of the artist at her desk.
(see: Studies, of Tyro)