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 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.

Circle 2
Butterfly
Circle 1
Toroid
Circle 3
Spines
Lunar Eclipse
Lungs
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Row
Black Circle
Sitting Butterfly
Pas de Valse
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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.

Lines
Lines

Lines
Lines

Lines
Lines

Lines
Lines

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Steps
Steps

Steps
Steps

Steps. Detail view
Steps. Detail view

Steps
Steps

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Wires
Wires

Wires. Detail view
Wires. Detail view

Wires
Wires

Wires
Wires

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Dragging
Dragging

Dragging
Dragging

Dragging
Dragging

Dragging
Dragging

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Smashed Bouquet Book
Smashed Bouquet Book

Smashed Bouquet Book
Smashed Bouquet Book

Smashed Bouquet Book
Smashed Bouquet Book

Smashed Bouquet Book
Smashed Bouquet Book

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Hashtags
Hashtags

Hashtags
Hashtags

Hashtags
Hashtags

Hashtags
Hashtags

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Smashed Bouquet

Smashd Bouquet
Smashed Bouquet
Smashed Bouquet

Detail 1

Smashed Bouquet
Smashed Bouquet

Detail 2

Smashed Bouquet
Smashed Bouquet

Detail 9

Smashed Bouquet
Smashed Bouquet

Detail 1

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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)

Flow
Flow

Drawing view

Flow
Flow

Performance. Photo by Alexander Stavrou

Performance
Performance

Performance. Photo by Alexander Stavrou

Flow
Flow

Drawing view

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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.