Drawing Systems

Tim Head, Slow Life, (web A2 No.5) 2002 ink on Bristol Board
Tim Head, Slow Life, (web A2 No.5) 2002 ink on Bristol Board

‘Unlike the remote precision of digital programmes the drawings carry the nervous rhythms and seismic waverings of the hand made’.
– Tim Head

Human’s imitating machines and machines imitating humans brings together all sorts of collisions and transhumanism references. Artist Tim Head’s artwork Slow Life is a hand rendered drawing created according to instructions that are similar to digitally produced images. I’ll explain, the drawing is created according to the results of flipping coins, if the coin lands on heads a horizontal line is made and then a vertical line if the coin lands on tails.