#320 Res Ipsa
84x64 cm | Filler, oak frame
I did this work with the help of a specially conceived tool that makes it possible to draw several lines in the wet filler at the same time. This method obscures the natural flow from head to hand during the drawing process, which opens up the possibility for unexpected results. The lines that appear become peripheral to the original intention. But it is often in the periphery that more complex images can be formed because what is in the centre is usually designated by a preconceived vision.
The different lines have a fixed but equally dynamic relationship and repeat each other's movements in varying rhythmic patterns. I have tried to create a composition that both confirms and ignores the format, where the elements of the work are in balanced tension.
Res Ipsa is a compilation of works made by an act shaping the filler once it is prepared inside the frame. The works thus function as a recording device and give a statement of the event taking place while the filler was still wet.
Res Ipsa is Latin for "the thing itself" and is part of the juridical term "Res ipsa loquitur" (the thing speaks for itself), used when an injury or accident in itself clearly shows who is responsible, such as an instrument left inside a body after surgery.
You find a video of a live studio broadcast of me introducing the work here.