Collaboration with Lee Tuyet Le. Partner Drawing, or Tandem Drawing, made not with our conscious minds, but with other brain areas: the motor cortex, the basal ganglia. Drawings enabled by our mammalian brain.
Between 8 March & 20 June 2008 Lee Tuyet Le and I created a folio of 13 Automatic Drawings. At the time we thought we had invented Automatic Drawing. In later research we learned that people have been making automatic drawings for centuries.
In some ways automatic drawing may be more like dance than drawing. It is such a powerful and rhythmic, pre-conscious interaction with a partner. I’ve written more extensively about the work and its context here: