Scripts - a chronicle of incidents

“Scripts – a chronicle of incidents” Automatic Drawing Machines on Display in Barcelona




Drawing is human: what happens when we attempt to draw remotely and independently from the body?

Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #1 – Photo © Xavier González

The project Scripts – a chronicle of incidents consists of an extensive series of drawings produced without the hand, emerged by the relentless gesture of a mechanical device, alimented by an external source of information.

Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #1 – Photo © Xavier González

The exhibition presents the work of Machinic Protocols, an investigation line within the Master of Advanced Architecture of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.

Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #2 – Photo © Xavier González

Structured in three different sections, it features automated plotting machines, data-driven cartographical drawings and performing architectural models.

Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #2 – Photo © Xavier González

The drawings displayed are mechanically created, yet featuring irregularities: no two drawings are the same, the strokes are unique and their form is anything but homogenous.

Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #3 – Photo © Xavier González

“Calligraphic qualities emerge from the machinic gesture, bizarrely resembling the movement of the hand of the artist” says Edouard Cabay, curator of the exhibition and director of the project.

Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #3 – Photo © Xavier González

The exhibition raises the questions of the replicability of an artistic artefact and of the role of chance in creative experimentations.

Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #4 – Photo © Xavier González

The moment in which the machine seems to lose the traditional precision that normally characterizes it is when the most powerful results are produced.

Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #4 – Photo © Xavier González

The exhibition, directed by Edouard Cabay will be hosted at the Casa Elizalde in Barcelona from the 19 of April until the 28th of May 2017. Source by APPAREIL.

  • Exhibition: Scripts – a chronicle of incidents
  • Date: 19 April – 18 May 2017
  • Location: Casa Elizalde – Carrer de València, 302, 08009 Barcelona
  • Direction: Edouard Cabay
  • Assistant: Lili Tayefi
  • Computation: Rodrigo Aguirre
  • Physical computation: Angel Muñoz
  • Drawing: Rung Jeng Hong, Hsin Li
  • Scenography: APPAREIL
  • Video: Hsin Li, Rung Jeng Hong, Kenny Huang, Lili Tayefi
  • Photographs: Xavier González, Courtersy of APPAREIL
  • Machine #1: Valerie Frey
  • Machine #2: Kathleen Bainbridges, Irene Ayala Castro, Yasmine Wery, Krati Gora
  • Machine #3: Athanasios Zervos, Keesje Avis
  • Machine #4: Cagan Izgi
  • Machine #5: Gleder Van Limburg Stirum, Pablo Agustin Vivas
  • Machine #6: Hsin Li and Jeng Rung Hong, based on original work by Nasser Ghannam, Mohamad Rachid Jalloul, Ceren Yildrim and Guolang Zhang
  • Machine #7: Mehmed Berk Bostanci
  • Machine #8: Anonymous
Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #5 – Photo © Xavier González
Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #5 – Photo © Xavier González
Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #6 – Photo © Xavier González
Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #6 – Photo © Xavier González
Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #7 – Photo © Xavier González
Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #7 – Photo © Xavier González
Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #8 – Photo © Xavier González
Scripts - a chronicle of incidents
Machine #8 – Photo © Xavier González

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