LICA Research Seminar: Leo Duff: Seeking Subject and Purpose through Process in Drawing

Date:20 April 2010
Time:4.00 pm

Leo Duff ( Kingston University)

Abstract:

Seeking Subject and Purpose through Process in DrawingSeries of works carried out in Ireland, Korea, Taiwan and China examine and play with the processes of western drawing along side those of east Asian ink painting. Technique, theory, mediums and materials are compared and contrasted. Working through drawing Leo Duff has explored the use and reuse of stone in the built environment through the construction and deconstruction of architecture, rural and urban. The movement of stone is examined along with loss and recovery of object and meaning.Leo Duff's current projects explore common tools used in building and the way stone is materialised on archaeological sites in the landscape surrounding Stonehenge. Work created alongside archaeologists during four residencies to do with Stonehenge Riverside Project on excavations and at Salisbury & South West Museum continues the theme of the drawingsThis seminar looks at how research, process and purpose have driven the drawings to new subjects. Which comes first? How can we analysise drawing methodoligies and what are the parallels between the practice of drawing and archaeology?

Leo Duff is a visual artist whose work has consistently focussed on A Sense of Place. Working through drawing, she began to explore the use and reuse of stone in the built environment through the construction / deconstruction of architecture, rural and urban in Ireland. In recent years fascination with the similarities and contrast between East Asian and western drawing philosophies, techniques and materials led to a practice based research residency at Taipei Arts Village. Recent work is exploring the way stone is materialised on archaeological sites in the landscape surrounding Stonehenge with subject matter including tools such as spades, axes, trowels & wheelbarrows. Duff has published widely on the subject of drawing and is also co-founder of the Artists in Archaeology project.

www.artistsinarchaeology.org

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Further Information

Organising departments and research centres:Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK