working drawings

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working drawings is a series of drawn and animated films studying the 'spatial typologies' of a table: a leg, a table top, a drawer etc. the studies were undertaken remembering a childhood impulse to inhabit the surfaces and textures that surrounded me. i saw them teeming with life, civilization, and dwelling, in miniature. "the cleverer i am at miniaturizing the world, the better i possess it" writes gaston bachelard in 'the poetics of space.' this possession is profoundly important for a child, and i admire the state of curiosity that inspires it. the films also document the liveliness of a drawing's process, recording a particular passage of time spent thinking through the medium of charcoal and paper.

balance beam

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just outside the pacific film archive on uc berkeley's campus, a 40 foot steel i-beam balances (depending on fluctuations in the weather) over a pristine field of grass. the hope is to invite people out into the field.