Imagine watching a performance. Imagine watching a video of that
performance. In each case, the record in your memory or on the DVD is
distantly related to the original. Now imagine the complete performance
captured as a single image. In most cases, this will be nothing but a
meaningless and monotonous blur.
What if it were possible to record a performance of human motion as a still
picture, full of clarity and intimately connected to the original movementsNULL
Such a technique
is not only available but we all use it every day in the
form of writing. Tom Kemp abstracts writing as a physical technique and a
philosophically powerful means to record his own body at work.
Using a variety of computers, including a Palm handheld, he tests the
ability of digital tools to keep up with swift and subtle human movements.
The resulting dialogue is expressed as a series of strong and beautiful
You can see Tom's work at http://www.twicepublishing.com
118 x 117cm
stylus, drawing tablet, print on canvas