I'm using the working title Pedestrian for current research. The kernal of this (a project titled Pastoral) is being revisited through the lens of being (a) pedestrian ALL of my life to hopefully expand my original proposal:
A study of lines investigated under the terms of drawing in order to challenge the layers of linear systems in the real and metaphorical world.
pedestrian |pɪˈdɛstrɪən| nouna person walking rather than travelling in a vehicle: the road is so dangerous pedestrians avoid it | [as modifier] : a pedestrian bridge.adjectivelacking inspiration or excitement; dull: disenchantment with their pedestrian lives.
Been doing some plotting.... of my shopping trips and other routines and desire lines and pedestrian routes.
And have enjoyed lots of FOLDING......
planes; flat ones and paper ones.....how to make 4d drawings? How to understand Foucalt.
The fold as a '4d thing'. The constancy of all time and possiblilities at once.
Somehow this has to relate to the non plan, non map, non sense challenge of linear systems I've been railing against after realising I am in fact adapting constantly to a linear process (in my practice, research, my wider life).
(because I think it was Klee who said a line is the distance between two points)
(and so where's the line if we just have points?)
(and don't quote me because it could just have easily been Kandinsky or even Whitehead and I'm writing in a space miles away from my copious notes and can't remember exactly..)
So it seems fairly disjointed, tenuously linked and chaotic right now and this is the tip of the iceberg: a tiny selection from pages and pages of notes and ideas. The temptation to focus it all using a...linear |ˈlɪnɪə| adjective1 arranged in or extending along a straight or nearly straight line: linear movement.• consisting of or predominantly formed using lines or outlines: simple linear designs.• involving one dimension only: linear elasticity.• Mathematics able to be represented by a straight line on a graph:linear functions.• Mathematics involving or exhibiting directly proportional change in two related quantities: linear relationship.
2 progressing from one stage to another in a single series of steps; sequential: a linear narrative.
...approach is strong. Fear of losing the ideas, of revealing the whole experience when researching through practice (where practice for me IS me), OF GETTING LOST makes it all feel very vulnerable.