DOCX (after Agnes Martin), 2017, time-based digital drawing.
DOCX (after Agnes Martin) features a series of horizontal white lines that form and disperse in an
endless loop. The digital drawing requires a bit of decoding; the indication of a Microsoft Word
document leads to the recognition of a cursor, to a finger that once inputted an underscore,
and to an intermediary recording.
The drawing is an homage akin to Robert Rauschenberg's ‘Erased De Kooning Drawing’ (1953);
DOCX is both a celebration and an undoing of Agnes Martin’s minimalism. Martin’s aims of
precision are met with an acknowledgment of the tools that mediate such a goal —and her
dream of a linear, transcendental horizon is reoriented in manner which playfully insists on
new models of humanity, relationality, and environment.