There are many ways to trace, in current history we have even people with the occupation to trace. In the arts the idea of trace is often more related to ways of expressing yourself, with a narrative in mind referring to the past. At times the audience becomes put in a situation were they are the once tracing a work. With that in mind I checked my computers definitions of //trace// and it says the following;
1. a sign that remains to show the former presence of a person or thing no longer there
2. a tiny amount or the slightest amount
3. an amount of something that is detectable but too small to be quantified
4. a footprint or physical sign of the passage of a person or animal
5. a path or track left by people or animals regularly passing
6. a line made by a recording instrument, for example, one drawn by a seismograph or one formed
on the screen of a cathode ray tube, or the record made in this way
7. a drawing, especially one made using tracing paper
8. an attempt to find or follow somebody or something
9. See engram
10. the point of intersection of a line or plane with the surface of a coordinate plane
11. the sum of the diagonal entries of a square matrix
12. an amount of precipitation that is too small to be recorded by instruments, or the record of such an amount
1. vt to find out where somebody or something is or who or what somebody or something was
2. vti to follow or show a course or series of developments, or be able to be followed back in time or to a source
3. vti to copy writing, a design, or drawing by putting translucent paper on top of it and drawing the visible outlines on this paper
4. vt to draw or write something with great care
5. vt to give an outline or brief description of something
6. vt to decorate something with tracery
7. vi to search through something Encarta® World English Dictionary © 1999
I guess that trough my process I have followed all these steps without being aware of it.
Today I am searching for ways of erasing. In this situation I have gathered a bucket of water and a sponge to clean my windows. In that process you go trough a reverse of trace. But even when you are done you can still detect traces of my movements.
Is it impossible to undo a trace, without leaving a new one?
The Little Artists (John Cake and Darren Neave) immortalize iconic artists and their artworks in un-manipulated Lego. In Art Craziest Nation they have curated and built their own 'mini-exhibition' of modern art.
Cake & Neave have transformed themselves into two loveable, mischievous cartoon characters, The Little Artists. They exist in the realm of merchandise, between aggressively marketed children's culture like Pokemon and gallery gift shops, where art becomes a commodity: "We question what it means to be an artist in the current super-branded cultural climate."
Priding themselves on the integrity and accuracy of their hybrid artworks, their knowledge of Lego is comprehensive and respects its association with learning and creativity.
Photo: Gardner (outside) window/ Worpswede/ Germany
( TBK) interview and photos of work)
Later that evening she held a talk as a part of the Monday night lecture series in the ACC gallery.
Ungrammatical Landscape, a recent installation in Granada of petit-points and murals by Madrid-based Australian artist Narelle Jubelin, turns the genre of landscape against itself to plot geographies of displacement. Jubelin's multi-layered narrative that calls forth memory and contingency is woven through four floors of the Centro de Arte José Guerrero, which honors the Granadinan artist José Guerrero (1914-1991) who became a second generation Abstract Expressionist and mural painter in New York during the 1950s. In a remarkable homage to this native exile, and with the assistance of two local artists, Paloma Gámez Lara and Domingo Zorrilla Lumbreras, Jubelin records the spatial memory of his exhibited works in some 90 rectangular monochrome murals, each painted to scale with non-expressive brushstrokes and then inscribed with a title, date and dimensions.
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporaneo,
Santiago de Compostela