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Line Let Loose

Dr A has previously talked about the wonders of the Arnolfini bookshop.

His latest Arnolfini find is this book:

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One of the artists discussed in this volume is Ingrid Calame.

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Armed with huge rolls of permatrace, Calame and her team record the tracks and traces of our lives: marks on pavements, tyre marks from racetracks, river-side grafitti. The marks are traced with meticulous care, transcribed, overlayed and then, finally, painted.

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Archaeologists will find many resonaces with Calame’s practice and insights into the traces of our everyday lives.

Calame’s artwork is only a step away (apologies for the pun) from the recording and manipulation of the prehistoric footprints found on a Norfolk beach.

Enhanced 3D model of footprint surface produced from photogrammetric survey by using colour to indicate depth

Enhanced 3D model of footprint surface produced from photogrammetric survey by using colour to indicate depth. (Source: The  Independent)

Check out Calame’s website for more images and a video describing her working practices.

Dr H

 

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