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Sounding Landshapes

Exhibited as part of temporary home 2022 at documenta fifteen

Ink on watercolor paper

Dimensions variable, framed @ 80 x 40 cm, 40 x 30 cm, 30 x 24 cm, 14 x 12 cm

This series is an attempt to measure not landscapes, but landshapes: geometrical shapes as terrain sensed by the imagined echolocation of line. Sounding Landshapes is related to other projects of mine investigating cartography, and has been developed alongside my conceptual structure of andscapes.

Landshapes exist in the two-dimensional world of drawing. Landshapes are forms in their own right; drawn lines act on and react to them as phenomena rather than representations. Landshapes acknowledge the drawing artifact itself as terrain, as operational, as landscape where action happens. Landshapes are not just sketches of experiments, but are experiments unto themselves. Landshapes are generative. Landshapes are defiant in their flatness.

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