The drawing room
Paula Garcia Stone
'The Drawing Room' comes from my ideas about a fourth dimension in drawing, namely sound, and it is composed from my own recordings. As a Fine Artist I have a definite memory of being in a room drawing with other people, especially the Life Room. My soundscapes aim to recreate a sense of the physicality of being in a particular space through both real, and abstracted/manipulated and synthesized sound. They follow on from the fact that the subject of my work has always been the human body, through from life painting to light installations, where it is present in its absence also, in that I am dealing with aspects of the human experience.
During a residency at The University of Salford I recorded myself drawing and writing as well as using experimental objects. In this piece I describe the space through my use of panning and placing of the action in various parts of the room to suggest a gathering of people and their varying activities during the act of drawing on paper. The door closing at the end indicates that at least one person leaves the room...