Visit The Floating World to see a purpose built drawing machine at work. As a pivoting arm moves a pen across slowly revolving paper, it draws loops that become spirals, creating increasingly intricate drawings. See the exhibition grow as new work is created each day.
In The Floating World, a drawing machine, which takes its inspiration from 19th-century banknote engraving lathes, slowly traces elaborate patterns using data from international currency and commodity markets.
Adopting the language of banknote design originally meant to reassure people of the reliability of currency, the variations in these drawings make visible the volatility and instability of money.
|Dates:||Saturday 16 April to Sunday 10 July 2016|
|Times:||10am – 5pm daily.|
Image: Simon MacEwan AUD JPY DKK EUR GBP 2008-2015 2016 | Ink on 100% rag paper, unique state mechanical drawing. Courtesy of the artist and Anna Pappas Gallery