Video Drawings


“Video Drawings” consists in a series of opportunistic actions recorded on video as they are being enacted. One in Detroit airport is interrupted by the police. Others occur on public transport or in hotels. Locations include New York, Toronto, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Loughborough, Bregenz. One of several initiatives of mine that question the privilege afforded “drawing” as a primary expressive medium, the videos propose that if the concept “drawing” exists at all that it should exist everywhere, at any time, undifferentiated and unprivileged. The actions are improvisatory and unrehearsed, resorting to camera angles that make the most out of difficult locations, a resourcefulness intended as part of their content. The rough and ready sequences are quickly set up and recorded without much preparation.


Video Drawing–Detroit Airport, 2003



Video Drawing–Chicago O’Hare Airport, 2004



Video Drawing–London to Bournemouth train, 2003



Video Drawing–Mirror Man, Mirror Me, 2007



Video Drawing–Cleveland Mirror, 2006



Video Drawing–Greencastle, Indiana



Video Drawing–Broadstairs


Video Drawing–Light Snow, 2010