noun |mous| ( pl. mice ) verb |mouz|
1 to prowl around as if searching
The Mouse Drawing project is an ongoing inquiry into how we as human beings navigate the digital/physical realm, and how it affects our notion of work and dematerialised labor within the digital.
A pen is attached to a computer mouse and placed onto a sheet of paper. The movement of the hand, the functioning of the mouse and computer interface all become integral elements in a drawing process set over a designated period of time. Drawings begin without a sense of destination or outcome. Marks simply grow into surface and depth giving form to that which emerges.
The mouse-pen assemblage serves as a bodily connection with a technology; a link between one's actions and a machine. It becomes an instrument serving to implement and record by transcribing real-time gestures in an activity that is both commodity and production process.
Darren Marsh 2013