Performative points: drawing desire

Luzar, R (2018) 'Performative points: drawing desire.' In: de Mévius, I, ed. Ed Pien. Les Éditions de Mévius, Montreal, pp. 44-89. ISBN 9782981665720

Official URL: http://1700laposte.com/en/editions/ed-pien-2/

Abstract

(In lieu of an abstract the following text is from the first paragraph of the book chapter) How does Ed Pien create his works? More specifically, how does he draw? Drawing is important, to say the least, for Pien. Drawing is what he has done, continues to do, and does most readily. And throughout this, so to say, drive, it is also clear that, with his works appearing further through videos and installations, drawing is part of a total approach. That approach seems, I believe, to resonate with a certain performance and performative act, more precisely. That is to say, performing in the sense of doing, showing the way in which the work takes place; but also enacting a desire or drive, whatever that may be. Performing a desire––to draw, to create, to dream, to expend, to summon up something even spectral or monstrous. It’s not only the amount––how much––but the more profound approach of how his works transform. It’s how Pien draws entirely that makes it appropriate for one to look into what relationships there may be between drawing and performance in his works.

Item Type: Book Chapter or Section
Note:

This extensively illustrated catalogue has a preface by Isabelle de Mévius, curator and executive director of 1700 La Poste, and texts by artist, writer, and professor Robert Luzar and independent curator and writer Angela Kingston.

Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Divisions: Bath School of Art and Design
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2018 21:55
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 00:39
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