Drawing to Dust 2 and 3


Drawing to Dust 2 and 3

Drawing to Dust 2 (video) and Drawing to Dust 3, installation view.


Drawing to Dust 3 is a drawing in clay dust on the floor, a few inches deep and
roughly ten feet in length and width. On a nearby wall, a video projection of
Drawing to Dust 2 shows a figure dragging a head-sized piece of raw clay across a
large sheet of sandpaper on the floor. In the gallery, Drawing to Dust exists in two
forms (as artifact and as a video projection) and in two iterations. Drawing to Dust
3 is a recreation and continuation of the labor begun in Drawing to Dust 2. Some
of the actions seen in the projection can be read in the lower layers of dust on the
sandpaper, but many have been covered and erased by new marks. Showing both
records calls into question the contents of each piece. What is preserved and what
is destroyed?

Drawing to Dust 2 on Vimeo: