David Merritt, Western University

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Department of Visual Arts Professor London, Ontario dmerritt@uwo.ca Office: (519) 661-2111 ext. 86193

Bio/Research

My creative work is drawing-based, extending from work on paper into sculpture, print, moving image and occasionally, sound. At the heart of the work is an exploration of embodied and performative aspects of language. A present drawing based project involves a linguistic mapping of popular song...

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Bio/Research

My creative work is drawing-based, extending from work on paper into sculpture, print, moving image and occasionally, sound. At the heart of the work is an exploration of embodied and performative aspects of language. A present drawing based project involves a linguistic mapping of popular songs. Compiled from a range of music industry databases, the song titles incorporated in these works typically cross genres and periods to trace the collective migrations of thought across common or recurrent themes. In running conversation with this work is a sculptural project involving the unraveling of common sisal rope. The loosened rope fibre is lightly reworked, often to enfold the meandering line of cursive texts.

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