Lisa Munnelly

Lisa Munnelly

Drawn To Light

The performance Drawn to Light can trace its beginnings back to an ancient Greek myth that is described as the origin of drawing, in which a woman anticipating her lover leaving on a long journey traced the outline of his shadow before he left. Both then and now, a presentiment of absence fuels a desire to draw; to cast out lines as anchors and inscribe marks to fix what is fleeting. In Drawn to Light, however, the identity of the drawer and those drawn are hidden from each other by a screen, and the artist is not tracing the likeness of one known to her but the silhouettes of strangers. Drawn to light transforms the shipping container into a hybrid form located somewhere between photo-booth and gallery. With one end of the container a studio and the other end a screen displaying the accumulating collection of portraits over the exhibition period.

With thanks to Stephen Metherell, Oli Blair and Jack Tapley for technical assistance, and Massey University, Wellington City Council and Hiremaster for their support.

PA2019 Photographs: Sam Trubridge

Stephen

Early Sketch

Plan showing front section

Sketch of container from each end

Birds eye and cut through view

Studio Light tests with Mo

Mo Silhouette

Mo

Screen tests

Install day -first screen up

Sitting Booth

Sitter

Sitter, shadow, screen and reflection

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits

PA2019 shadow portraits


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