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 a centre-aligned
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 a manner which playfully
insists on an awknowledgment of burgeoning subjectivities, systems,