Black Drawing detail | Eske Rex

Black Drawing detail | Eske Rex | 2010
Series of four wall-sized drawings, after the dogma: Four days, four drawings, four colors. Each morning in the studio was a new color pen mounted in Drawing Machine. Throughout the day the pendulum are kept going by continually pushing the pendulum. Only when the pen had to be replaced there was a short stay. Approximately 10 hours of continuous drawing. Each drawing measures: 272 x 272 cm. Ballpoint pen on paper.

Drawingmachine is a construction involving two pendulums, each suspended from a tower construction and connected through “drawing arms” and moveable joints. A ballpoint pen resting on a drawing surface covered with paper is mounted at the point where the pendulums come together. The pendulums are set in motion by hand, and their movements are represented on the paper. The Drawing Machine serves to purposes: On exhibitions where the movements of the pendulums affect the entire room, and the experience engages the beholder’s body. While the rhythmic repetitions cause the beholder to pause, the drawing emerges on the paper. And as a tool where investigations on the relation between time and movement.