Faint Visions

In this project, I attempted to attain an altered state while drawing. I set up experiments for myself, becoming both doctor and patient.

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The experiments were:

  • ‘Mirror Drawing’ (drawing with both hands at the same time)
  • ‘Faint Drawing’ (fainting with graphite powder on my head)
  • ‘Blind Drawing’ (drawing while blindfolded)
  • ‘Prayer Drawing’ (repetitive writing of the same word or phrase)
  • ‘Self-Hypnosis Drawing’ (drawing after listening to a self-hypnosis video)
  • ‘Shock Drawing’ (using a machine that sends different electric frequencies while drawing)
  • ‘Sleep Deprivation Drawing’ (drawing after not sleeping for a certain period of time)

After exploring my unconscious self through these experiments, I reexamined these ideas through additional drawings.  The residues of my drawing experiments were left in my studio. My studio became a drawing.

Faint Visions Installation

Faint Visions Installation

Faint Visions Installation

Faint Visions Installation

Faint Visions Installation

Faint Visions Installation

Faint Visions Installation

Faint Visions

Faint Visions Installation

Faint Visions Installation

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Faint Visions Installation

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Faint Visions Installation

Faint Visions