Rhythmanalysis: The Line as a Record of the Moving Present

Graham, Joe (2014) Rhythmanalysis: The Line as a Record of the Moving Present. Journal of Visual Art Practice, 14 (1). ISSN 1758-9185

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Abstract / Summary

This article presents a particular aspect of a recent investigation through drawing. This was set up with the aim of exploring the potential for the drawn line to ‘record’ (re-present) the present moment as it passed. The aspect discussed here concerns the analysis of rhythm to facilitate the understanding of one ‘recording’ the other. The so called moving present is the present moment of time we experience ourselves to live within. Time can be understood as either cyclical or linear in view of its rhythms, yet within the unified present as duration we subjectively experience time to flow by, one moment appearing after the next... Using Henri Lefebvre’s criteria for what he termed rhythmanalysis, this article will outline an initial theoretical argument for how rhythm within the spatially drawn line and rhythm within the experience of the temporally extended present can be understood. By ‘thinking about the phenomenon’ (phenomeno-logy) of space and time together in this way, my aim is to present drawings that combined this theory into practice, produced in response to an analysis of these rhythms. This exercise is undertaken in view of the fact that we experience space and time together within lived experience, and so I seek to record the essence of that relationship through drawing.

Item Type: Article
ISSN: 1758-9185
Subjects: Arts > Drawing
Courses by Department: The Falmouth School of Art > Drawing
Depositing User: Joe Graham
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 11:27
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2017 16:08
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/2117

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