HANDWRITING - THE SOFT MACHINE
experiments made 2015-2019, jpg, gif
the line in the age of the dot.
art in the age of accessibility / presence / virtual production / in the realm of the body / cognitive amputation
‘(for the love of handwriting) don’t forget to write’ wuthering heights
2015-2019, drawing and painting on archival paper prints
A WRITING EXPERIMENT. performing / examine the space what is lost (within the bod) schism discord gap between writing as a physical gesture and writing within / for the digital realm. A VISUALIZation of THE TRANSITION OF TEXT AS WRITING FROM THE REALM OF THE BODY TO THE REALM OF THE DIGITALLY VIRTUAL, from writing as line to dot and flow to pressure points. becomes an example exercise in non-linear calligraphy/writing http://sfpc.io/faq/
There is no handwriting in typed text.
developed a technique that shows the different outcomes of the same gesture as an expression of this schism / discord of translating from the realm of the body into the realm of the virtual/digital. Choreography of everyday movements and activities movement and the specific choreography of performing acts is what creates a cognitive and emotional connection between our body and brain. How we understand how we feel in relation to what we are doing. In relation to highly specific movement.
connects our brain to our body.
Writing, like drawing, is an act perfomed by the body as a way to express thoughts as language. It combines lines to convey language or images. Each letter represents a sound we make with our bodies and has a unique shape. The act of writing is closer to the act of drawing as it connects movement to thought and the act of creation- as choreography to the brain than typing. And taking a picture with a camera is to drawing. To in an experimental critical examine of / to articulate and examine this realm I traced the shape of handwritten as well as found letters with a manual scanner as if writing them with the scanner, and used various drawing and painting techniques to fill the blank spaces surrounding the scanned ciphers. Connect the body to the act of creation in a highly specific way.
Each person has their own unique style of handwriting, whether it is everyday handwriting or their personal signature. Even identical twins who share appearance and genetics do not have the same handwriting. The place where one grows up and the first language one learns melt together with the different distribution of force and ways of shaping words to create a unique style of handwriting for each person.
Characteristics of handwriting include:
- specific shape of letters, e.g. their roundness or sharpness
- regular or irregular spacing between letters
- the slope of the letters
- the rhythmic repetition of the elements or arrhythmia
- the pressure to the paper
- the average size of letters
- the thickness of letters