By examining a selection of works from my practice, Cassils, Louise Bourgeois, Ana Mendieta and Tracey Emin, that exemplify the act of mark making through processes of encountering intense states of the body, ‘Trace and catharsis: Embodied drawing’ explores the concept of drawing as the residue of performance. I will investigate catharsis as a performative gesture in itself – the release of internalized distress through acts of externalization and exertion.
Leigh, Brooke (2022), ‘Trace and catharsis: Embodied drawing’, Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, 7:1, pp. 79–98, https://doi.org/10.1386/drtp_00080_1
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