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Thinking as drawing

Thinking as drawing
Thinking as drawing
‘Drawings can dismantle or disregard material and weight, providing insight into the unattainable’ Thomas Mayne ( p.79)
Drawing begins in the unconscious, a dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious in which things are worked out and found.

This paper explores what, as artists, we can reveal about sensory experience by taking this non-verbal means of communication and constraining it through the problematic context of representation.

In our work we use drawing as a vehicle of construction and recognise the potential for drawing to activate and reconstruct memory in the production of new ideas. Drawing is discussed as an occupied and per formative place of thinking, arriving through gesture, multi-sensory and often material experiences.

Building on recent work, in which conventional drawing processes were applied to the development of an academic paper (‘Dilemmas and Practices’, ‘Telling Places’ Conference, Dec 2007 UCL), we investigate the hidden spaces of our own methodologies as we tried to exchange sensory information through the constraints of technology, speech and virtual communication. We reveal the ways in which textural experience became suppressed and the extent to which shared references. (memory) built through previous sensory exploration, enabled new ideas to emerge.
In conclusion we reflect on how the slippage of technology both restricted and enabled new ideas and how the use of frameworks from varied disciplinary knowledge: ‘creating a good black from drawing in fine art practice and Joharis Window from Communication Management, revealed hidden aspects of sensory experience and provided a new direction within the practice.
Bould, Trish
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Oldridge, Kathy
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Bould, Trish
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Oldridge, Kathy
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Bould, Trish and Oldridge, Kathy (2008) Thinking as drawing. Memory and Touch: an exploration of textural communication, United Kingdom. 10 pp .

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Abstract

‘Drawings can dismantle or disregard material and weight, providing insight into the unattainable’ Thomas Mayne ( p.79)
Drawing begins in the unconscious, a dialogue between the conscious and the unconscious in which things are worked out and found.

This paper explores what, as artists, we can reveal about sensory experience by taking this non-verbal means of communication and constraining it through the problematic context of representation.

In our work we use drawing as a vehicle of construction and recognise the potential for drawing to activate and reconstruct memory in the production of new ideas. Drawing is discussed as an occupied and per formative place of thinking, arriving through gesture, multi-sensory and often material experiences.

Building on recent work, in which conventional drawing processes were applied to the development of an academic paper (‘Dilemmas and Practices’, ‘Telling Places’ Conference, Dec 2007 UCL), we investigate the hidden spaces of our own methodologies as we tried to exchange sensory information through the constraints of technology, speech and virtual communication. We reveal the ways in which textural experience became suppressed and the extent to which shared references. (memory) built through previous sensory exploration, enabled new ideas to emerge.
In conclusion we reflect on how the slippage of technology both restricted and enabled new ideas and how the use of frameworks from varied disciplinary knowledge: ‘creating a good black from drawing in fine art practice and Joharis Window from Communication Management, revealed hidden aspects of sensory experience and provided a new direction within the practice.

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Published date: 7 May 2008
Venue - Dates: Memory and Touch: an exploration of textural communication, United Kingdom, 2008-05-07

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URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/150873
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Date deposited: 06 May 2010 15:31
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:56

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