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1 Junho 2020

Jennifer Printz

A Transcript of Attentive Time

In this work, the still second of a bright blue sky is layered with the silver transcript of time and attentiveness from a laborious drawing process. I combine photography and drawing to intentionally play with specific meanings and time structures innate to both media.
In this combination and these works space feels concrete, but is also twisted and uncertain. Poetically on paper, I present the universal waltz between impermanence and form.

The materials I use for this work espouse the conceptual focus on time. I have a love for items with intrinsic history and first used antique ledger paper for that reason – it has belonged to, been touched and some cases used by other individuals. I carefully remove sheets from antique ledger books and break down the usual numbering of pages to produce sheets with a random presentation of numbers in each corner.

Although the grid used to organize and categorize still remains on the page, the linear notion of numbers and time is disturbed. When hanging the work on the gallery wall new patterns emerge. As a whole, the process mimics chaos theory, as an organized system moves into disarray, and with the addition of effort, produces a new compilation.
I relish working with the ubiquitous graphite pencil and using the common to create moments of poetry. Like ledger paper, the pencil also has a strong sense of historical time. For many, the pencil creates a sense of nostalgia, reminder of childhood and education.

But graphite is naturally made through a metamorphosis of organic sediments. A transformativeprocess that leaves behind the carbon based graphite. This knowledge makes graphite, for me,
a perfect tool to reference the similarity and interconnectedness between everything on earth, on the molecular level and beyond.

I combine drawing and photography to create a unified and poetic pieces that reflect on the ideas of history, time and interconnectedness. The photograph is a recording of one
instance, while drawing is a longer recording of my repeated visceral movements. One moment is merged with thousands of moments in a compression of space to present an interplay on spacetime as a merging of all events; past, present, and future.

I focus on images of the sky as a universal denominator for life here on earth. Symbolically the sky is rich. All of our oldest traditions have named it and tried to understand it. Countless gods and goddess have been thought to live there. Whoever you are on the earth the sky is over head and that ten-mile swath of gases is what allows us life.

Working with it is another tie into universality and history.
But as the sky is always there it is always changing, moment to moment and day to day. It is constant, but ever so fleeting. The photograph is one moment through the mechanics of the camera.

I describe the way I draw as both a meditative and loving process. To create the smooth gradated tones of these drawings, I have to enter a zone of focus and concentration. To give something your singular devoted attention is to me a generous act.

It takes time and I feel that with the prolonged touch I make with the surface of a drawing over and over again, I am imparting my energy, myself, if you well, into the work. It is another way of considering the artist hand.

The haunting poetics of contemporary physics have been present in my work for some time, especially once I had the opportunity to team-teach with a physicist. Inspiration for this work includes the reality that the universe is expanding at a greater and greater
speed, which means that at some point in time the night sky will be devoid of stars.


The sky with constellations named by the Ancient Greeks is as temporal as anything else just at a scale remarkably different from that of our lives. And I relate this to the spiritual as well. I am by nature a seeker and the work is about that as well. As I ask
about what forces organize the universe, I also ask what organizes our lives. There is much as a human I don’t know, but I have faith in the benevolence of it all.

More about Jennifer and her work :

www.jenniferprintz.com

ESTE TRABALHO É FINANCIADO POR FUNDOS NACIONAIS ATRAVÉS DA FCT – FUNDAÇÃO PARA A CIÊNCIA E A TECNOLOGIA, I.P., NO ÂMBITO DO PROJETO “UIDB/04042/2020”

Categorias
1 Junho 2020

Programa / Program

junho 2020

Jennifer Printz :: A Transcript of Attentive Time

Mário Linhares :: no VENTRE do PEIXE

Artur Ramos :: Auto-Retratos e Consolação

Jaro Jakovlev :: 5 minutes is enough… to kill

Dipali Gupta :: Desire Lines and Pages from The Book of Spring

julho 2020

Manuel San Payo :: Diário Gráfico. Nulla Dies Sine Linea

Fred Lynch :: Drawing from Experience

João Catarino :: Perder o Norte. Uma viagem pelo Desenho

TIA Boon Sim :: Noticing in a Panoramic Sketch

Eduardo Salavisa :: Diário Gráfico. Uma coleção de memórias imperfeitas

outubro 2020

Henrique Costa :: Desenho de reconstituição:
Desenho e impressão tridimensional

Veronica Lawlor :: Immersive Sketching in a Digital Format

James Richards :: Freehand Visions:
The Role of Design Sketching in a Digital Age

Anna Chan :: From Nowhere to Nowhere

Hugo Passarinho :: Desenho Habitado

novembro 2020

Aline Basso :: Im[per]manências…

Sandra Ramos :: Auto-retrato como prática meditativa – olhar e ver

Yen Ha :: Fragmented Moments of Drawing

Matthew Brehm :: Observational Drawing: Creating a Graphic Palimpsest of the Mind

Dilar Pereira :: Desenho com luz e transmutação

dezembro 2020

Joana Patrão :: Como desenhar o mar: a linha enquanto vestígio de um movimento ondulatório

António Jorge Gonçalves :: Desenhos efémeros

Hannah Stahulak :: Getting out of your own way

Mantraste :: Equilíbrios

janeiro 2021

Sam Winston :: A delicate sight

Mariana D. Santos :: Desenho em grande formato

Paulo Brighenti :: Impulso e controlo

Richard Briggs :: Tape drawings

Lígia Fernandes :: Retratos de família

fevereiro 2021

Cecília Corujo :: “Story Of An Artist Growing Old”

Sebastião Castelo Lopes :: Se calhar

João Jacinto :: Atelier

Mário Kong :: Técnicas de Representação Chinesa

Jorge Leal :: Desenhar com água

março 2021

Rita Alfaiate :: A estória de um desenho

Joana Mosi :: Bird on the wire

Juan Cavia :: Behind the scenes

Pedro Moura :: Ainda estamos a reequilibrar

Joana Afonso :: Banda desenhada – Expressão Narrativa

abril 2021

Ethan Murrow :: Studio Tour

Grazielle Portella :: Desenho de observação, observação de pensamentos: Desenhar em atos isolados.

Nuno Branco :: E o Verbo se fez Imagem

Luísa Arruda :: A Matéria do Desenho: Lagoa Henriques e os desenhos sobre as mesas

António Faria :: Bicho do Mato

maio 2021

Carolina Correia :: Ilustração Científica e Sustentabilidade

Dilar Pereira :: Caderno de Campo e Ilustração Científica

Luísa F. Nunes :: Arte e Ciência para um bem maior

Luísa Crisóstomo :: Desenhar para conhecer

Lúcia Antunes :: Desenhar, Entender, Comunicar

junho 2021

João Fazenda :: Trama – Desenhos Soltos

Sara Amado :: A grande pausa

Planeta Tangerina :: Um lugar onde tudo pode acontecer

Hollis Hammonds :: A dark wood grew inside me

Kalandraka :: Kalandraka

julho 2021

António B. Araújo :: Perspectivas Esféricas e Anamorfoses Imersivas

Carol Prusa :: Spooky action at a distance

Diogo Costa :: Paisagem Análoga

Gabriela Torres :: O corpo e o retrato no desenho antigo e a sua relação com a invenção da fotografia

Margarida Sardinha :: Hyperbolic Hyparxis – Desenho geométrico na obra de Margarida Sardinha

setembro 2021

José Louro :: A negro denso – Memórias de uma reportagem gráfica

Gary Embury :: Reimagining reportage drawing through Immersive technology

Adriano Sousa Lopes :: Desenhos de guerra

Franklin McMahon :: The artist as a reporter

Veronica Lawlor :: Drawing as a witness : setember 11, 2001