above: Gosia Wlodarczak (2010) 400 HOURS, 800 panels, pigment ink on paper, panel size: 29.7 x 21. 400 installation at RMIT University Project Space/Spare Room, Melbourne, collaborative project with Longin Sarnecki, curated by Stephen Gallagher, 09 26 March 2010; right from the top: 400, process of installation (image linked to: composite image of full installation: left 400 HOURS by Gosia Wlodarczak, right: 400 DAYS by Longin Sarnecki); Gosia Wlodarczak (2010) 400 HOURS detail, pigment ink on paper (image linked to: 400 HOURS close up); Gosia Wlodarczak and Longin Sarnecki (2010) 400 installation, storage boxes.
"For 400 the gallery becomes a time capsule, the combined diary documenting an extended moment spent together by Gosia Wlodarczak and Longin Sarnecki. It is a window into the private interactions between the two, presenting through drawing and text recordings the time spent with each other in the daily rituals of their domestic environment. Wlodarczak periodically draws, capturing her immediate visual surrounding in 800 panels of half hour sketches. Each page comprises of varying densities of layered contour line. Simultaneously Sarnecki notes the activity of 400 DAYS in diary entries that form marching rows of text.
Wlodarczak's 400 HOURS is an archive of moments frozen by the repetition of human glances and transformed into materiality through the layering of line. In each of the 800 panels is the building of shapes or fragments of shapes that shift between the abstract and the representational - her immediate 'real time' environment (...)
To read the full essay: RMIT Project Space/Spare Room: 400
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