January Exhibition 2019


Robbie Karmel


Photo by Ellen Dahl

Photo by Ellen Dahl

Situated in the expanded field of drawing this project investigates mimesis through intermodal, observational and reflective drawing and making processes, themselves mimetic practices. This body of work documents and conceptualises the recursive and productive phenomena. The work includes graphite, charcoal and oilstick drawings of the body on paper, along with the purpose built apparatus and studio-furniture made to facilitate the production of drawings.  At the core of this investigation is the phenomenological body as it is expanded through the network of human and non-human beings: tools, materials, the subject, collaborators, the audience, and the environment. The investigation also addresses the inverse, that is, how do these phenomena facilitate and present themselves within mimetic drawing processes?