Material Presence: Drawing as Thought as Text Subtitle: 'From Cradle to Parlour'

Rohr, D and Clarke, Niamh (2018) Material Presence: Drawing as Thought as Text Subtitle: 'From Cradle to Parlour'. In: Art Materiality and Representation, 1-3 June 2018, ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE, THE DEPARTMENT OF AFRICA, OCEANIA AND THE AMERICAS OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY AT SOAS, LONDON. (Unpublished)

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This joint paper/ presentation scrutinises further the contradictory notion of the ephemeral associated with materialising creative thought processes through transcription. The craft of drawing is complex and hybrid, more akin to writing processes as a means of embodying and making physical through gesture than many other art forms and processes that rely on a manifest material formation. Manual transcription processes (hand writing/ analog drawing) materialise digital, projected and memorised images and texts, and also manifest the more transient temporal acoustic dimension of the verbal/aural. The joint project research (Clarke/Rohr) was presented as a conference contribution to panel PO13 “Drawings Of, Drawings By and Drawings With…” led by Ray Lucas for the conference “Art, Materiality and Representation” Royal Anthropological Institution (RAI) SOAS/ British Museum.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords: drawing, materiality, text/image, narrative, memory, creative writing
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > School of Creative and Performing Arts
Depositing User: Doris Rohr
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2019 14:45
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2019 10:11

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