Manual copy

Manual Copy part II is a minimal installation/action. At the base of this work is a drawing of a small circle that he has accidently created a few years ago. 
The goal of “manual copy” is to redraw this circle as accurately as possible on to a second page, without seeing the original. By stubbornly trying to recreate this circle it changes from an irrelevant “object” to a goal, an ideal. The copies are always made in the same manner, dual to this monotonous process of copying that resembles traditional craftsmanship or a meditative ritual takes quite a long time to make one manual copy. The copying only takes place during an exhibition, the first attempt to create a perfect copy at Ciap in 2014 ended with 318 ‘failed copies’. The failed copies are framed with underneath a machinal copy, through the thin paper you can see how good / bad the copy is. 
The framed “failed copies” are for sale at a reasonable price.

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overview of the exhibition space  three “workstations”.

 

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workstation 1, in the middle the manual copy, at the right the log and at the left empty paper for the log.
The manual copy is made here.

 

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workstation 2: The manual copy is layer on a lightbox and compared with the original circle. The position on the paper, the size and shape of the manual copy  are measured and writing down in a log.

 

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detail of the log.

 

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workstation 3:  (from left to right) empty paper,  the imperfect manual copies, machinal copies of the original and some framed copies.

 

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staple
of manual copies

 

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The framed copies consist of a machinal copy with on top a manual copy. Due to the thin paper you can see how good / bad the copy is. The framed copies are sold for 40€

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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