Line & Mass

Artists: Alison Summers Bell, Caroline Chourou, Demeter Dykes, Denise Poote, Dominic Head, Dominic McGuire, Faye Bowden, Gary Bolam, Ilse Black, Joella Wheatley, Lucy Hilton, Nancy J Clemence, Margaret Maguire, Mark van Klaveren, Nicola Will, Noel Holmes, Paul Hawkins, Rebeka Tarane, Robert Marshall, Stephen Riley, Stephen Coles, Theresa Bruno, Timothy Holt, Tony Long, Tony Martin, trip/lux, Ytenebev
Title: Line & Mass. Dates: 27.10.15 – 31.10.15
• a notional limit or boundary
• a horizontal row of written or printed words
• an area or branch of activity
• a long, narrow mark or band.
• a row of closely spaced dots will look like a continuous line
• a furrow or wrinkle in the skin, especially on the face
• a contour or outline considered as a feature of design or composition
• each of (usually five) horizontal lines forming a stave in musical notation.
• a sequence of notes or tones forming an instrumental or vocal melody.
• denoting an image consisting of lines and solid areas, with no gradation of tone
• a length of cord, rope, wire, or other material serving a particular purpose
• a telephone connection or service
• a part of a poem or song forming one row of written or printed words
• the words of an actor’s part in a play or film
• an amount of text or number of repetitions of a sentence written out as a school punishment
• a row of people or things
• a connected series of people following one another in time (used especially of several generations of a family)
• a series of related things
• a notional limit or boundary
• a horizontal row of written or printed words (CF japanese??)
• an area or branch of activity
• a direction, course, or channel
• a manner of doing or thinking about something
• an agreed approach; a policy
• a connected series of military fieldworks or defences facing an enemy force
• stand or be positioned at intervals along
• mark or cover with lines
“When a dot begins to move and becomes a line, this requires time. Likewise, when a moving line produces a plane, and when moving planes produces spaces.” Paul Klee Creative Confession (1919)
“My line is childlike but not childish. It is very difficult to fake… to get that quality you need to project yourself into the child’s line. It has to be felt. “ Cy Twombly
“We renounce in a line, its descriptive value; in real life there are no descriptive lines, description is an accidental trace of a man on things..”
Johannes Itten (1888-1967) ‘Analyses of the Old Masters’

• a large body of matter with no definite shape
• a large number of people or objects crowded together
• the majority of
• the ordinary people
• the quantity of matter which a body contains, as measured by its acceleration under a given force or by the force exerted on it by a gravitational field
• the property of a body that is a measure of its inertia, that is commonly taken as a measure of the amount of material it contains, that causes it to have weight in a gravitational field, and that along with length and time constitutes one of the fundamental quantities on which all physical measurements are based
• involving or affecting large numbers of people or things
• assemble or cause to assemble into a single body or mass
• “Mass is a quantity of matter in a given object. Unlike weight, which depends upon the environment, mass is intrinsic and does not change.”
“I have always had the intuitive feeling that mass is something in itself, which signifies more than it represents.”
Cildo Meireles (1980) from Cildo Meireles Phaidon survey (1999)
“The adjustment of reality to the masses and of the masses to reality is a process of unlimited scope, as much for thinking as for perception.””
Walter Benjamin The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (1936)