The Mapping in Time drawings trace the shifting movements of dancers and performance artists at work to explore their body-space-time relationships in an act of “search and discovery” (1) meant to find material inspiration for transposition into architectural expression. By recording the subjects’ transformations and progressions of physical action as a compressed drawing in a single frame, the mapping provides an altered point-of-view that allows one to see time in a way that one is unable to experience first hand, and reveals the otherwise nearly imperceptible construction of space by continuous bodily movement throughout an interval of performance.
1. Donald Wall, “Gordon Matta-Clark’s Building Dissections,” An Interview by Donald Wall Reprinted from Arts Magazine, May 1976, pp. 74-79