Drawing Shadow


mixed media on canvas, performance on video

3 x 2 m x 1.6 m

This exploration endeavours to identify how bodily movements could be captured by incorporating various drawing techniques, including contour drawing, tonal drawing and subtractive drawing, to improvised dance movements. The responsive form of mark making is performed through tracking the motion of my shadows viscerally and the resultant series of charcoal and graphite drawing on canvas is aimed at documenting these movements and ultimately chronicling the whole performance. The completed series of drawings brings the performed act into being, and becomes the gestural trace, an essence of what was performed, that is embodied in the viewer’s imagination.