AbstractsLanguage, Literature & Linguistics

No Longer/Not Yet: lacuna and dissemination in practice

by Lucy Meyle

Institution: AUT University
Year: 0
Keywords: Drawing; Derrida; Publication; Comics; Trace; Social; Humour
Record ID: 1304710
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10292/8640


This drawing project presently considers relationships between traditional elements of comics, and provisional, abstract painting. (Apparently) casual gestures are produced by labour-intensive means as ‘printed materials’, that are then dispersed. The concepts of lacuna and dissemination are key to this project for thinking through ideas of dispersion, production, and supplementation. The gaps between words/images and expectation/reality are used to disrupt normative ways of constructing meaning. The project infiltrates the public and the private: traveling into homes, getting lost, destroyed, pinned up, or thrown out. The categories of ‘original’ and ‘reproduction’ are purposefully blurred as a method to challenge the autonomy and value of images. As the work moves out into the world, how might it interact or disrupt an everyday experience in socio-political spaces?