Cureton, P., Staff, C. and Clark, R. (2013) Rhythm/Presence. Exhibit at: Rhythm/Presence. The Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD), London, 06-16 March 2013. Also exhibited at: Drawing Project, IADT (Institute of Art, Design & Technology) Dublin, 20 March - 8 April 2013; CUBE Gallery, Manchester, 22 April – 9 May 2013; RIBA Hub (Royal Institute of British Architects) Manchester, 22 April – 9 May 2013. [Exhibition curators]
Touring Exhibition. Since 2008 Paul Cureton and Craig Staff have been researching the multiple uses and applications of drawing beyond the fine art profession. Seeing drawing fundamentally as a critical device for communication, Rhythm/Presence continued this work in the form of a curated touring exhibition. The show looked at working drawings from architects, civil engineers to dance choreographers. Work varied from super-large infrastructure, to notation mapping and body movement in paper and digital form.
The Rhythm/Presence exhibition explored both temporality and presence in drawing and rhythm of drawing – movement in time. The show through this juxtaposition of sources explored ideas of notating, inhabiting and constructing space. Selection of international contributors in each respective field ensured a rigourous comparative brief. Two specific artist commissions for Sioned Huws and Charlotte Spencer developed this enquiry. These activities were translated to educational workshops at various levels and materials were provided to integrate within the school / college curriculum. Rhythm/Presence fused drawing research with educational developments.
These materials have been viewed 63,908 on the Times Educational Supplement (TES) website. The exhibition website generated 4,681 visitors and 1,252 people visited the exhibition.