Task-oriented performance, ballpoint ink on paper

2017 - on going

Under the premise of drawing a circle and not closing it so that the multiple copy of this may follow, people are invited to draw until they indefinitely decide to stop.

People are thus put under a process where, between the gaze and the gesture, the capture and the production, they seek for the mimesis of their own action.




Premises for the concretisation of each drawing:

-Use an A2 size white paper and a black BIC pen;

-Start in the center of the paper by drawing a circle without closing it, so that afterwards, it can be replicated several times;

-Draw the next circle as near and as similar as possible as the previous one;

-After you begin drawing, only stop when you get to a satisfaction or exhaustion point;

-It is possible to make pauses, but only for a brief moments, as to change your position or to rest your hand;

-Never take the point of the pen out of the paper, except for when you are making a pause;

-Write down the time it took you to make the drawing in the right bottom corner, in the back of the paper.

André Martins



AM #1, 160 minutes

AM #2, 100 minutes

AM #3, 180 minutes

BB, 30 minutes

MJ, 80 minutes

PB, 30 minutes

CS, 60 minutes