Featured Long Durational Work
DURATIONAL DRAWINGS (ONGOING), HOLLY VICTORIA MATTHEWS
Duration: Two to eight hours per drawing
Holly Victoria Matthews' artistic practice is centered around her investigation of how to document her stream of consciousness through drawing. To make physical her internal language and to attempt to capture all conscious impressions that occur during the creation of each drawing; visual, auditory, physical experience, associative thought and subliminal connections. Creating a dialogue between herself and the sensory outside world.
Automatism, anonymity, illegibility, duration, process, translation and language all inform her personal take on conceptual drawing. Working with the juxtaposition between handwriting acting as a unique form of mark making and the lines that trace the body's movement over entirety of the surface of the paper during the automatic drawing process.
Each durational drawing is titled with its numerical start and end time from the day it was created. She wants the work to act as a document of her experience of drawing itself and to ultimately fix that experience, that moment, into a perpetual present through the act of recording it.