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Memories from the critical zone (Germany–Poland–Russia–China–Japan, no. 1), 2020

journey

boat

movement

drawing

drawing machines

time

Most of the artworks in Sometimes the river is the bridge were shipped by surface transport from Berlin to Tokyo to reduce the exhibition’s carbon footprint. Drawings were produced by a chance process that unfolded while the artworks were travelling by truck, train, and boat along their route. In each set-up, a ballpoint pen was held by a mechanical arm so that it moved over the surface of the paper in response to the movements of the crate, producing a visual record of the terrain over which the artworks passed.

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Steel, wood, ballpoint pen, ink (black), paper, pva plastic, ball bearings, springs