Tearing Space Apart at Salford School of Art and Design

I’ve been working at Salford University as part of AA2A for the past 4 weeks, going in on regular Tuesdays to realise a piece of work that I’ve wanted to make on a larger scale. And it’s been useful. I’m not sure its entirely successful, but it has brought me to a new idea about how to use the process and a link to some of my more theoretical research. I’ve taken a break this week to reflect on the work done so far and to plan more work to come.

So here is the process I followed to create ‘Tearing Space Apart (Salford I)’

  • A wall is covered in newspaper
  • The newspaper is torn off the wall and methodically numbered
  • The wall has co-ordinates marked along its edges
  • Fragments of newspaper are placed on the wall at randomly allocated co-ordinates
  • Each piece of paper is drawn around a number of times with pencil according to its catalogue number
  • Lines do not cross
  • The fragments of paper are used again, this time they are outlined using powdered graphite according to randomly allocated co-ordinates
  • Ends

And some images.

And some video documentation: