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Penalty-Circle Drawings (1998-2002)

The task was to draw circles around each other, as close to each other as possible, without touching the line within. The consequence of making a mistake, (a touch) was to draw a “penalty-circle” - a small circle “growing out” from the main circle at the spot where a mistake was made.

     This recipe was the starting-point for ca. two hundred drawings, one performance, some sculptural objects and a roof-painting. I investigated the possibilities within the framework by adjusting both the element of chance and the set of rules I would work with. Still, the result would mostly depend upon minor motions of my body - a blink of the eye, a twitch in a finger.

     The penalty-circle drawings eventually led to map-projects where my body would serve as a drawing-instrument on a much larger scale.     

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