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Tracing Out

In this series M.Lohrum reflects upon how the dichotomies of presence/absence and trace/tracker operate in performative drawing.  The artist starts by using a square format of 1.5m x1.5m, where her body comfortably fits in. She then performs repetitive and systematic movement routines, using both hands or her feet to trace her movements directly onto the paper with graphite or charcoal.  This methodology generates beautiful abstract patters derived from the symmetry of her body and movements. The resulting images encourage the viewer to track her traces, and imagine her body performing on the paper by ‘reading’ the drawing. Close-up and process pictures of this series can be found here.

Circle 2
Circle 1
Black Circle
Circle 3
Lunar Eclipse
Sitting Butterfly
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Pas de Valse

Foot Drawings

In this series of drawings M.Lohrum investigates the potential and limitations of drawing using only her feet.

Bars 2
Bars 5
Bars 1
Bars 6
Bars 7
Bars 4
Bars 3

Concertina Books

In this series M.Lohrum explores the production of performative drawings in a smaller size. She spreads the book on a flat surface and works performatively along the paper by tracing repetitive gestures as she moves forward. These works can be displayed in many different ways, they can be gone through as a regular book or they can be spread and refolded into tridimentional objects, offering an infinite number of compositions and display possibilities.

Smashed Bouquet

Smashd Bouquet

In this performance drawing M.Lohrum smashes repeatedly a sticky mixture of several materials against the paper on the wall. The artist's interest in generating contrasts results unmistakable in this work, in which such violent performance gererates a beautiful image that recalls a flower bouquet.
The full peformance lasted for 30' approximately.

Flow (Live Performance)

In this live performance drawing M.Lohrum traces her movements on the paper using graphite bars. The performance was not choreographed, but it was rather based on improvisation by flowing with the rhythm of a metronome. It lasted for approximately 10 minutes, until the metronome stopped.
Flow was performed as part of the Spring Open Studios at The Koppel Project Hive.

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