Drawing my line in time: in pursuit of making the domestic visible.
Drawing has articulated space throughout history, whether in preparation for design, painting and sculpture or for the creation of space in architecture and urban planning. More recently its processes broke free from the page and gained primary status.
Both descriptive and performative, the act of drawing can map, as well as create space as the product of our active being. Discourse on space today predominantly focuses on the urban as associated with public space, without fully acknowledging the private and the domestic. Yet the configurations of our homes, as functional spaces, embody the contemporary blur of human relations as well as present day merged living and working practices. Boundaries are created by activities as oppositional wave like forces that appropriate space and define its meaning through confrontation with values, ideas and encounters. My research takes place in shared space I refer to as ‘the domestic’, where activities traditionally seen as public intermingle with conjugal family internal space. Imbued with the oscillations, duplications and echoes of household tasks, this space encompasses subiquitous unremunerated roles, the products of which fall outside economic recognition. Enacting the reverberations of these activities, my work place moves around the home involving are current ritualistic preparation of site and reiterative drawing process that exemplifies the repetitive, yet always unique, performances of common place roles.
The physical, imaginative and social boundaries performed by my practice build new dimensions into narratives of the domestic. The ‘error’ and deviation both generated and answered by these iterative acts of hand and mind interrogate the spatial and performative interplay. Reflection on the tensions and shifts revealed in the way we live, I seek a new experiential knowledge and a fresh typology of the domestic.