Describing space with our hands, then a finger on a map: there. These pages narrate how gestures to site loop into works. Loops around sites, loops from home to site, tighter loops of observation and loops of iterative making. These pages document the seeds of instigation: drinking coffee on cold desert mornings with collaborators, the sketches on airline tray tables.
Traversing, hunting and harvesting the grammar & vocabulary of interpretation. Landing, location scouting, logistics is craft; our itineraries instruct steps in negotiating new territory. Hostel, a homestay, hotels, host institutions. Travel, dwelling, eating & making together liberate us from the contracts of our routines.
Drifting in unfamiliar landscapes, seeking both the patterns and erratic moments, seeking the unusual, the exemplary. A haptic focusing, like a rubbing, a pattern emerges—these are the scaffolds for interpretation.
These projects involve students and technicians, conducting research, drawing, revising, building, getting it wrong, editing, resolving. These pages depict the artifacts of collective experiences and expansions of networks. We recall the times of investigation and making with fondness, laughter and incredulity.