-dossier inédito acerca del trabajo reciente de la autora-
1989 - ongoing
In 1989 I began LIVE TRANSMISSION: attention and drawing as time-based performance. LIVE TRANSMISSIONS render visible normally invisible or fleeting movement patterns, through seismograph-like drawing. LIVE TRANSMISSIONS track, in real time, the vital movement of living beings, transcending both figuration and abstraction, executing a direct neural translation from one human action into another. Drawing methodically with multiple razor-sharp pencils and both hands, as time-based performance, I condense movement into accumulations of graphite line which combine the controlled refinement of classical drawing with the sensuality of spontaneous gesture. Time-space coordinates for each drawing are described with precision in the titles which are written across the bottom edge of the page. The pursuit of vitality is thus carefully observed through human activity. The theoretical base for the work - visual transmission of the principle of vitality - evolved slowly over time; the archival nature of the work as well. In 2009 there exist approximately 3000 LIVE TRANSMISSION drawings done both privately and publicly on five continents. LIVE TRANSMISSIONS communicate beyond the specificity of language. These drawings have been exhibited on five continents. I am in the process of creating a database to both keep track of the drawings and to make them available for research.