Thursday, February 9, 2017

Karl Haendel at Susanne Vielmetter


Drawing is record as proof of having seen. Like the intricate engravings underpinning currency by making its redrafting more labor-time-intensive than it's worth, drawing authenticates with technical prowess to render sight as detail, having seen. Mostly. And the interview with the HD videod sex-offender is also an act of sight or seeing. Technologic reproduction acceptable alongside an "unedited" interview which replaces the ostensible "life" that these drawing contain? The computer reproduces without seeing, the obvious fear of someone striving to assimilate a machine without actually being it. But the desire to assimilate the machine, rather than actually becoming the machine, seems the actual problem here. Detail as labor-time impressive and drab.