Georgina Lewis  
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projects

these things might kill me
(or you too)

images of a future
without care

#desklabor

transfer

group project; not a DNA test

Moonfarming
- an Illustrated Encyclopedia

the shut palace of the queen
- 24 HOUR POEM BARAGE

recent common ancestor

The hedge set about the
vineyard: Bumpkin Island
Border Control

sound

text

drawing

objects




transfer

I didn't throw a rock through a window, I made a drawing

I'm interested in forms of interchange and the aberrations and novelties, intentional or not, introduced by the act of correspondence: what happens when one or more things come in contact with each other. These are dematerialized traces/residues, not sketches, with occasional brutal tears and other scars. I'm unconcerned with formal characteristics except as a by-product of the fabrication.

In the age of digital "perfection" I'm also drawn to the inherent rawness of drawing, coupled with the impossibility of reversal. There is no Command z. I find this imperfect medium a compelling method of examining this phenomenon and of facing my own fears of imperfection.

To make the works I rub paper-wrapped stones against a second graphite coated piece of paper, resulting in 2 "drawings" each a reflection of the other's influence and force. I also photograph the process and the artifacts. I think the photos look a bit violent: like barbed wire or hurt skin. At first I was shocked by them but I think they reflect the sometimes cruel nature of exchanges and barriers. We live in vacuums of our own making with odd interstices and junctures of influence.