Billy Friebele

DRAWING MACHINES 

 

Current Recorder
Hamiltonian Gallery, Washington, DC

Propelled by a windmill outdoors and motion sensors indoors, Current Recorder
creates abstract spherical drawings that document the conditions of a specific location
on a particular day. The drawings serve as visual meditations on time and place,
illustrating that, as Heraclitus wrote, “No man ever steps in the same river twice,
for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.”

 

 

Current Recorder + = -
Artisphere, VA March 6 – 31 2013

This rendition of Current Recorder created one month-long drawing. Viewers' motion
trigggered the machine to draw a line and immeditately erase it, much like
how memories fade almost as soon as they are formed.