While playing and painting with gestures and masking stencils alongside striations, I also post some images on Instagram and yesterday it happened that one work (see featured image of this post) triggered a response by fellow student Sarah who felt reminded of Louise Bourgeois. This didn’t crossed my mind at all. I looked up works by her related to gesture and hands and was quite surprised to find a strong resonance with some of my works (The Museum of Modern Art). Bourgeois’ starting point was a different one than mine, her series of 10 repetitive prints from 2007 (at the age of 96!) was informed by the daily visit of her assistant Jerry Gorovoy, and her bpth hands were traced on music stave paper. The works consists of 10 installation sets, each made from the same compositions with hand additions, each set consisting of 20-40 sheets.
The combination of music staves and gestures reminds me of my current music collaborative work with Vicky.. Music staves and painting does remind me of notation and scores, of graphic scores (some examples here)
My sketchbook pages:
I felt inspired, and possibly obliged to Bourgeois, to respond non-verbally/visually in the way I explored my dissociated gesture
My response to Louise Bourgeois:
(This one goes to IG as well – here)
The Museum of Modern Art (n. D:) Louise Bourgeois – The Complete Prints & Books, Untitled (no. 11) in 10 AM Is When You Come to Me (set 9), from the series of installation sets (1-10), At: https://www.moma.org/collection_lb/browse_results.php?object_id=203915 (Accessed 14 April 2019). New York: The Museum of Modern Art