Tuesday, December 3, 2013

No:::26 Sketchbook December 3rd 2013- The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou


No:::26 Sketchbook December 3rd 2013- The Ralire Study by Milliande Demetriou


The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textiles and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking  Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou






The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textiles and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking  Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou






  • During my observations I had a thought of actually looking at bird songs that would have been recorded and whether anyone ever depicted them in a visual linear form
  • I came across a sound spectogram or sonogram  image which was published as part of a study on the Puerto Rican Flycatcher bird
  • what struck me was the almost calligraphic marks that were produced when recording these bird sounds
  • there is a definite linear quality to them that to me speaks of a language, a dialogue of sorts , I wondered what it would feel like to trace these images as they are and it definitely felt like I was learning a new languages, similar to copying our alphabet when first learning to trace letters. There is a rhythmic quality to it that can be felt in the actual linemaking


The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textiles and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking  Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou image courtesy of Lanyon ( 1967)



  • Then I wondered what this bird actually sounds like, and thanks to the wonders of youtube, someone had actually recorded this bird song so here a little video 


(Myiarchus antillarum) Puerto Rican Flycatcher Sound Video




with thanks to VideotecaFaunaPR







  •   The Ralire Study - Developing Sketchbooks , Drawing for Textiles and Canvas, Meaningful Markmaking  Inquiry into the Nature of Random Linear Remnants , Lines and Art Research Project by Milliande Demetriou Direct racing of the actual lines



  • Leaving the traced lines in place, free hand copying the patterns underneath , it felt easy , almost like a wave form simply carrying on a natural rhythm 

 




  • The bird sound NO 5 : apparently a " WHEE" sound I liked the most, it sort of tapered off to the end as if I could hear a loud song trailing off into the distance 
  • I tried to abstract the sound ointo a more pattern like feel , a symbolic representation of the actual image as it were, yet the more I did the exercise, the more I felt removed from the image, there was something forced, something very dead about it as opposed to the liveliness of tracing the actual image
  • I feel like the sound has given me a further clue of working with what actually there is , not making it fit or altering it to suit, but staying with a linear image, a remnant line as it presents itself and using that as a focus point for investigation
  • These sound lines feel like invisible remnants, the bird did not mean to create a visual line but rather a wave line that through technology can be depicted in a linear manner. As such it merely hints at an underlying reason for being there , one to be discovered, one to seek resonance with or leave to be explored another day
  • For now ... it does not draw me in any further than here , with me noticing that the actual recorded soundlines are hinting at a language of sorts

::: Milliande 



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