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Andy Goldsworthy
NINE SWEPT DRAWINGS. MADE OVER SEVEN DAYS
DUMFRIESSHIRE, SCOTLAND. 7-14 April 2020

© Andy Goldsworthy

In this video, artist Andy Goldsworthy performs the humble, everyday act of sweeping a dusty shed near his home in Scotland. As birds chirp and lambs bleat in the background, he employs his broom as a tool to push the dust into his signature lines, making nine “drawings” over the course of a week. Light and shadows come and go as the camera bears witness to the delineation of new forms. As Goldsworthy suggests, the five hour video need not be watched continually. It can play in the background, and be returned to as the process unfolds.

05/15/2020