A Drawing Project
4.s13 Orthographies: Drawing Operations
There are three components to our final drawing project.
A written proposal, outlining the materials, processes and ideas through which your drawing project is addressing. Refer to Open Vocabulary: a sourcebook and consider the terminology you are using. Will your drawing project include participants? Assists? Where will it be performed? What are the products? Is is iterative? Drawing Project Proposal outlines due Monday, April 2 in class. Please print out copies of the writing for everyone to follow along. You may compliment your outline with image references to your previous exercises and/or new material.
Drawing Operations: an instructional method. This document should work as a field guide for navigating your drawing project, a supplementary rather than a replacement document. Consider the medium and how it works with your final drawings. Nikolaus Gangsterer used video as an instructional device and used it to project back onto his drawings.
You may use Print Are.na or any range of Are.na tools to assist you in this process. Drawing Operations due Monday, May 7, in class. Any requests for physical copies to be printed should be submitted by today. This document will be forwarded to incoming final reviewers.
A drawing project. You will have 6 weeks to complete your drawing series. There is no limit on materials used. More than one drawing should be produced. Due on Final Review, May 14.
What constitutes as assisted drawing? What types of devices are created for expanding drawing categories? How can these devices acquire character, agency and become co-producers/authors?
For this exercise, create a physical assist for a drawing and provide an instructional method. Existing drawing tools can be referenced - for example, a standard ruler, a compass, a dual-axis plotter, a printer, can be copied/borrowed, but the standard tool itself cannot be the main device that produces your drawing. It may participate in the process.
If you need a measuring device, or hard edge, you would need to construct your own. Objects that are not traditionally considered as drawing tools may be incorporated, such as a motorbike or a chair; however, try to build as many parts as possible from scratch, isolate the most essential parts that are required to produce the drawing. Consider duration, material, reproducibility of your process, and how the device is altering/enabling your engagement with a surface. How does one use the tool(s) you've created? A tutorial video? A diagram? A text?
We have been discussing and experimenting with various methods of software assistance, consider how these processes translate into a physical assist. Additional references from drawing_assisted and drawing_devices.
Bring in your completed drawing device and instructions to class on Monday, April 2.