narrative projects is delighted to present a dedicated booth with a selection of works by artists Harm van den Dorpel and Rachel Lowe which challenge the traditional drawing practice in the digital era. ‘Automatic Drawings’ by Harm van den Dorpel, is an ongoing series of works on paper made with a CNC-router, and then disturbed and complemented by the artist’s own hand. Various scripts and custom software were programmed to generate each unique drawing, raising questions about artistic agency and identity in our era of artificial intelligence and increased automation. ‘Letters to an Unknown Person’ is a series of film works by Rachel Lowe. Lasting just over one minute each, they were originally shot on Super 8 film, then transferred to video. The films show the artist’s hand scribbling animatedly with a black marker pen onto the inside of a car window as the English landscape beyond rushes by. The movements are quick and the lines created are looping and enigmatic. The artist is attempting to capture the passing, fleeting landscape, tracing it onto the transparent glass, before it disappears in a blur. The work is concerned with the gap, which exists between experience and representation; a gap which technology would have us increasingly believe no longer exists, or even matters.
Harm van den Dorpel