Pencil Device

Performance and Installation

Location: Captains Flat, N.S.W. Australia

“The process of creation that comes from human interaction with machines fascinates me. It is the primary theme in my work. Much of my practice focuses around the tools of artistic production. I have created numerous installations and performances wherein, with my entire body, I set in motion individually-fabricated drawing devices that I have produced. My devices are comprised of sets of graphite or colored pencils, pastels, or brushes that are clamped together in a straight, parallel line of two to five hundred pieces. The works created through the convergence of the artist’s body, tools, and participating audiences, produces an event, an experience of energy, sound, and imagery.” – Dragan Ilic