Macartney, Ralph
"'Bannana' came about when I was sitting in my studio space at college questioning how a drawing is made: the link between eye, brain, arm and hand. Attempting to replicate something that exists in the world onto paper seemed somewhat of a meaningless task, given that no amount of realism seemed to account for seeing the object in its true physical state. In order to investigate this further, I set up an environment to test my ability as a human to recreate through drawing what I could see, and used the camera to record the experiment." Extracted from artist's statement.
  • Artwork Details: running time: 4 minutes 49seconds
  • Edition: 1 of 10
  • Material description: DVD
  • Credit line: © the artist
  • Theme:
  • Medium: Film and Audio Visual
  • Accession number: ACC16/2006



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