I nipped down to Grand Parade in Brighton last Friday to see ‘Mobility of the Line/Utility of the Line exhibition
An intro by them:
Line is the constitutive moment of every drawing and forms the core element of any design. It cannot be reduced to a purely linear system, but rather takes on complex and dynamic forms that attract the viewer in various ways, both consciously and suggestively. Whether analogue or digital, line is mobile because it unfolds on the surface: as a straight, snaking, zigzagging, bent, interrupted, or even invisible force. The book is a page for page celebration of the manifold aspects of line.
The common interest in the line’s utility underpins the Drawing Research Interest Group (DRIG). It is a notion debated and interpreted in a range ways: as an arts practice, a research method and as having multiple and cross-disciplinary applications. A cluster of research carried out by DRIG members investigates the relationships between drawing practices in different professions or in collaborative, cross-disciplinary education. This cluster has grown through a collaborative research relationship with the Brighton and Sussex Medical School and with medics and surgeons.
As it was the private view, it was busy. Quite a small exhibition really, promoting the book of research into the line which was on sale, perhaps one to get at at a later date. There were some interesting videos as well as graphic design drawings, sketchbooks and some very intricate drawings which become visible up close. What I find fascinating about this area of the line is how broad the use of the line is. The Brighton Research group have investigated many multi-disciplinary areas and the most interesting, for me, was the hand surgeon. You can see the link to the video they made and the fascinating conversation about drawing from the surgeons point of view, he also produced beautiful drawings whilst chatting away.
Check out the video by following the link here Mobility of the line
MOBILITY OF THE LINE / UTILITY OF THE LINE
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON GALLERY GRAND PARADE
7 MARCH – 9 APRIL 2014 PRIVATE VIEW 7 MARCH 5.30PM UNTIL 8.30PM
OPEN TO ALL, ADMISSION FREE, MON – SAT 10AM-5PM, 58-67 GRAND PARADE, BRIGHTON, BN2 OJY
John Andrews, Duncan Bullen, Nat Chard, George Hardie,
Antoni Malinowski, Jeffrey P. Turko, Ivana Wingham
and The Drawing Research Interest Group