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 realises a perfomative drawing by tracing her repetitive movements to investigate to what extent the position and movements on her body can be read in the finished drawing with no need for the audience to witness the performance itself. Close-up and process pictures of this series can be found here.
In this series of drawings M.Lohrum investigates the potential and limitations of drawing using only her feet.
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.
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.