Chasing Synchrony 1

Chasing Synchrony 1 is the first of three collective and performative drawing works. It was performed at Tate Exchange, London in January 2017.

Though repetitive mark-making this work explores the sound of drawing, the physicality of the drawing process, body limits and the synchronicity of participants.

Following an event score, participants made repetitive marks moving along a 6 metre-long drawing surface. The amplified surface was augmenting the contact sound of the drawing tools. It was left to each participant to choose between synchronising, opposing or neglecting the drawing sounds made by other fellow participants.

The performance explored how the efforts of an individual can, through synergy with others, expand once experience of a collaborative moment based on body movements and choices. Through establishing brief moments of synchronicity, the participants affirmed each other’s existence and temporarily shared consciousness.