DOCX (for Agnes Martin), 2017, time-based digital drawing installation.





DOCX (for Agnes Martin) features a series of horizontal white lines that form and dissolve 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 transcendental,
linear horizon is dissolved in a reorganization of time and space which suggests the need for a new
conceptual model of human agency.