Sunday, 7 February 2010

Rachel Lois - Diagrams

By Rachel Lois. 

I made new work for 'Diagrams' at the FormContent project space London. The work (entitled FINGER) focussed on indexicality, pointing and physical gestures as text and was made in response to a continued dialogue between with David Berridge and Alex Eisenberg regarding writing on and as performance (as part of Inside Performance).

FINGER from rachellois on Vimeo.

Read David Berridge's presentation for Diagrams, which this video was part of, and his notes on my work here.

FormContent on Saturday 13 February and Sunday 14 February amongst an installation by Ami Clarke. Her screens, reminiscent of office cubicles and temporary exhibition stands, provide a spacial grid within the gallery space where to discuss and display the gathered materials.

Saturday 13 February - from 2 to 6 pm


- Dr. John Mullarkey’s lecture Diagrammatic Actualism, ACTUAL VIRTUAL (30’ ca)
“My argument is basically that, whereas Deleuze tends to think of his diagrams as virtual processes – as only a potentially concrete (or actual) thing – I believe that it is better to think of them as already actual processes.”

Touching on ideas relating to the working drawing and the performative object.


- David Berridge:
Presentation of An Improvised Diagram Syllabus - an overview of the diagram ranging from Rodchenko to Gabriel Orozco - and photographic and video work by Rachel Lois Clapham and Alex Eisenberg.

- Josh Baum:
Presentation of 3 balloons carefully balanced to transcribe in mercurial lines a diagram of almost anything.

- Julia Calver:
Reading of two recent texts

- Patrick Coyle:
Presentation and discussion around his work Holding this objecty/making this objecty

- Cressida Kocienski:
Presentation and discussion of the diagram as linguistic moment

- Claire Nichols:
Presentation of the most recent Empty Gallery Interviews

- Tamarin Norwood:
Presentation of the artist book DO SOMETHING and of the radio/text work Musica Practica.

- Gemma and Hannah Sharpe:
Works by Hannah Sharpe associated with text by Gemma Sharpe will be on display

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