Monday, 16 January 2017

Drawing Spaces Lecture 01: Lines with weight

This terms shared history and theory lectures with focus around the elements of drawing spaces, looking at both historical and contemporary references and the importance of drawing. 

Plato's space: Drawing is a transformation of space, a re-presentation 

"The process of producing a drawing involves understanding the history of drawing spaces"

2Dimnesional drawings are the ideas that communicate 3dimensional spaces. it is a tool used to project our ideas onto others

Expression: Aesthetics is a form of cultural transformation. Our selection in aesthetics impacts on those who understand and those who don't. The form of drawing can be manipulated [expanding the known vocab of drawing] what are we attempting to say and how.

Case study 1: Yves Klein - Fire paintings: Trying to physical draw energy - the intangible and the idea of movement is expressed within the work through the use of the media and the process. The use of collage work supports the creative intention. Within the drawings there is a sense of scale and human presence. Kleins works is a boundary between architecture and art, the architecture of air.

Architectural drawings propose a dialogue between space, they exhibit qualities of how one can move around.

Case study 2A: Mies Van der rohe - Casa Urich Lange: 2 house proposed [identical in plan, section & elevation] yet both support a different function. A:Living B:Gallery. The drawings provide a dialogue of activity intentions, the program of events and the routes between spaces. Ideas are tested between audience and sculpture with the inclusion of art objects in the drawings. There are conscious modernist thoughts and control within the scheme studying view points, thresholds and textures.

The outcome is an overlap between the spatial production of art and architecture. Living in the gallery and exhibiting the home?

The spaces have now become and institution where selected artists in residence can occupy the space and produce a site specific proposal. 

Case study 2B: Christo Jeanne Claude - Covered windows and wrapped walkways: Their proposal for the Cassa Lange was a series of propositional drawings that have a very direct relationship with the architecture. There is a fine art approach through perspective collage and the use of site photographs and tangible fabric sampling within the drawings. The outcome becomes somewhat a living painting and their proposed dust sheet covers the interior floor. As you move through the space the insertion of yellow tints covering some of the windows provides a glowing set of preconceived gallery type spaces. The installation plays its role within the space on both an exterior and interior level, supporting the space throughout day and night.

Case study 2C: Richard Serra: His response to the Urich Lange house involves the proportions of the architecture being used within his work. His sculpture situated within the landscape could be considered a 3Dimensional drawing with his array of edges, almost depicting drawn lines. His work exhibits the process very much in the same way as the process of drawing and the material of both are in sync. [Having seen his drawings up close at the Gagosian on Davies Street, there is a connection between media, the translation and process of mark making and it is almost a suggestion that these drawings are produced while thinking of ideas] 

Case study 3: Pete Zumphor - 3D dreaming: Overlaying time onto architectural drawings that exhibit an understanding of context, sensitivity and the complexity behind making space.

Case study 4: Brunder Klaus - Charcoal drawings: 

Note to self: produce more drawings, consideration of collage and working into existing photographs/images.


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