The Stone Space is delighted to present ‘Dialogue’ by artist Debbie Locke.
‘Dialogue’ is a drawing installation comprising of 3 wall-based drawing machines which communicate with each other via Bluetooth technology. Each machine reacts to a ‘message’ passed from the previous machine, and tries to emulate the mark that it has made. This cycle runs continuously, creating documents as evidence of the process. Based on clinical data alone, these drawings should be identical, however, by adopting, in part, a ‘Heath Robinson’ approach in the mechanism’s assembly, I can challenge the notion of the infallibility of machines and add an element of play and humour to the work. This hopefully enables the resulting work to escape the confines of its initial deterministic methodology and achieve the unexpected. I have been actively encouraging the inclusion of chance and random interference in the process, making it possible for me to study the disparity between logical and irrational behaviour.
Exhibition runs from 19th January to 29th January
Private View: Thursday 19th January 7pm to 9:30