KEVIN TOWNSEND a shadow too heavy to drag behind me a drawing made by erasing, in which the debris left behind constitutes the finished work
42 hour durational drawing performance completed in 7, 6 hour shifts over the course of 1 week— documentation images above were taken at the end of each shift and are presented in reverse chronological order.
powdered graphite is buffed and burnished on a 7’ x 8’ section of wall over the course of 6 hours
each subsequent 6 hour session is spent methodically removing the burnished graphite from the wall surface using white plastic erasers
at the end of each 6 hour session a documentation image is taken
all eraser shavings are preserved, as they are the drawing
the shavings are a physical quantification of time— each shard is embedded with the graphite that was once on the wall and the physical exertion required to remove it