Rubb-O-Gram  is an exploration of drawing with light, random form, and pattern. Photograms have provided us with a rich history of this type of inquiry. In this series, I explore with the idea of direct representation with the use of light in the absence of traditional photographic materials, such as light sensitive paper and chemicals. With the use of an overhead projector, I playfully drop rubber bands on its base surface, projecting their images onto a screen allowing accidental patterns to build. The rubber bands function as a conveyor of line. The projected light drawings are photographed and then arranged in a grid, imposing a structure of order upon the random patterns. The alignment is intentionally imperfect to imply entropy at play. 

The accompanying video becomes a durational “photogram” as well as a document of a performance where the element of chance plays a central role.

2012