Pete McPartlan

Isostasy (2009)

Ink drawing, DVD video loop and stereo audio CD loop. 1.5mx1.125m. 2009

A repetitive, hand-made procedural drawing based around formations seen in rocks around Sandnes is used as a screen for an animation made from thousands of stills of the drawing.


Drawing always seems to be a feedback loop of defining things then un-defining them, deciding what is real and what is not. I wanted this to affect the viewer, to make an unstable reality that both reinforces and undermines the definite marks of the ink.



The audio is derived from noise filtered at multiples of the framerate.

Made during a residency in Sandnes and first shown in the neighbouring gallery/cinema KINOKINO.