Exposition

Viral Drawings: Transmission BC / QT / AV (2021)

Karen Schiff

About this exposition

en
This exposition reflects on the drawings I was making at different stages during the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially they are compared to my long-term practice of making abstract drawings patterned on language, and then they are used to theorize a "poetics of transmission." This framework is discussed in relation both to how the virus is transmitted and to how ideas are created and circulated. Various analytical interpretations of the drawings are considered. At some moments, I treat dots in the drawings like ideas or virus particles; at other moments, the strategies I use for connecting the dots represent the process of generating ideas. The drawings become tools for the "research" of thinking through physical and intellectual contagion.

sv
I mitt arbete reflekterar jag över de teckningar jag gjorde i karantän under covid-19-pandemins olika stadier. Inledningsvis jämför jag dem med de språkinfluerade abstrakta teckningar som utgör min generella praktik. Därefter använder jag dem teoretiskt, för att utveckla en ”överföringens poetik”, vilken blir ett ramverk för att både diskutera hur viruset överförs och hur idéer skapas och börjar cirkulera. Alternativa tolkningar och analyser av teckningarna kommer till uttryck i arbetet. I vissa fall förhåller jag mig till punkterna i teckningarna som idéer eller viruspartiklar. I andra fall låter jag strategierna jag använder för att binda samman punkterna representera idéprocessen. Som en helhet blir teckningarna redskap för att utforska tänkande genom fysisk och intellektuell smitta.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsdrawing, drawing research, artistic research, Corona, Virus, pandemic, Theory, contagion, transmission, poetics
date27/05/2021
published19/10/2021
last modified19/10/2021
statuspublished
share statusprivate
copyrightKaren L. Schiff
licenseCC BY-NC-ND
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/1279956/1279957
doihttps://doi.org/10.22501/vis.1279956
published inVIS – Nordic Journal for Artistic Research
portal issue6. VIS Issue 6


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1285260 Writing -- Gold Carpet Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1285281 Corona drawing I - first Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1285394 Counter to Type -- reviews section Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1285407 Corona virus as globe Timo Lenzen CC BY-NC-ND
1286101 Corona drawing II - Hamden Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286105 Corona drawing I - black dots Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286119 Corona drawing I - second Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286251 Corona drawing II - distance Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286273 Corona drawing I - hover Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286304 Corona drawing I - kiss Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286317 Corona drawing I - elbows Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286325 Corona drawing II - whimsy Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286403 Colorblindness test Wikimedia CC BY-NC-ND
1286437 Pigpen Wikimedia CC BY-NC-ND
1286520 Corot-detail1 Open access from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC CC BY-NC-ND
1286526 Corot-detail2 Open access from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC CC BY-NC-ND
1286564 Corona drawing II - group Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286726 Corona drawing III - field 1 Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286758 Corona drawing III - field 2 Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286760 Corona drawing III - 2 shapes Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286766 Corona drawing III - 5 shapes Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1286769 Corona drawing III - group Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1287588 Belles Heures series, detail of fol. 22 Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1287638 Matt_Magee--Grapheme_2--2013 Matt Magee CC BY-NC-ND
1287743 Beautiful Mind garage web YouTube CC BY-NC-ND
1287910 Distant Reading book cover Verso CC BY-NC-ND
1293689 Time_Passes--Woolf University of Toronto Press CC BY-NC-ND
1293699 Corona-creativity Testaccio Market, Rome CC BY-NC-ND
1293859 Corona drawing III - large Karen Lisa Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1328443 Corona Drawing I -- first Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1328448 NYT Art-icle Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1328449 Corona Drawing I -- second Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328450 Corona Drawing I -- black dots (1) Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328451 Corona Drawing I -- Hover Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328452 Corona Drawing I -- black dots (2), elbows Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328453 Corona Drawing II -- Distance Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328454 Corona Drawing II -- Group Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328455 Corona Drawing II – group Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328456 Corona Drawing II -- Whimsy Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328457 Corona Drawing II –– whimsy Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328458 Corona Drawing II -– Whimsy Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328459 Corona Drawing II -- Hamden Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328460 Corona Drawing III -- large Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328461 Corona Drawing III -- group Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328462 Corona Drawing III -- Field 2 Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328463 Corona Drawing III -- 2 shapes Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328464 Corona Drawing III -- 5 shapes Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328465 Corona Drawing III -- Field 1 Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328771 kls__AMOP__Times_of_London Karen Schiff All rights reserved
1328796 Non-photo blue pencil Creative Commons All rights reserved
1328877 Caladryl-lotion Walgreens All rights reserved
1370120 PigPen_(Peanuts) Wikipedia commons CC BY-NC-ND
1378061 Art Journal cover Karen Schiff CC BY-NC-ND
1378577 Hugs__Nate_Ethier Nate Ethier CC BY-NC-ND
1396283 Corona drawing III -- large - edited Karen Lisa Schiff All rights reserved
1397038 KLS049--first_drawing Karen Schiff All rights reserved

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