One and Many Lines

Student/s: Various Authors
Mentored by: Mar Arza, Roger Páez
Promotion: 2018
Study: Masters Space Design Area

Students: Shaun Barton, Lorenzo Damonte, Fiona Gather-Stammel, Marta Gutiérrez, Mira Kanj, Felix Köstinger-Lingitz, Ji-Qian Lai, Hung-Chi Li, Marcelo Reinoso, Laura Sánchez, Giulia Sportolari

Hosted at an art centre founded around the practice of drawing, we experiment with the line as its most basic element. A simple and instinctive gesture that can take on different degrees of complexity. The process of appropriating the space led us to experience a line without a stroke, to use paper not as a support, but as a material for expression in itself.

The resulting project displayed in the exhibition hall at Cercle Artístic Sant Lluc deploys multiple realities that intersect. First a simple line is drawn. An augmentation using a microscope transforms this line into a volumetric accumulation of graphite crystals. This accumulation is then represented using sculpted sheets of paper that run along the entire length of one wall as a subtle orography with imprecise borders, revealing wrinkled reliefs contrasting with smooth flat surfaces. Finally, this volumetric line becomes a model for many lines drawn by the public, leading us back to the origin, to drawing – to the primitive gesture of scratching black across the delicate white of the surface.