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Carriage Return | Dlr Lexicon Municipal Gallery | 2018

This new body of work was created as the dlr Visual Art Commission Award 2018.  It explores the interface between the language of drawing and other written and programmed languages currently used in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown.  In a wide consultation process, people in the county generously gave samples of the many types of language they use in formats that included; hand written or emailed prose, notes, lists, computer code, poems and news articles.  Each language is considered as an arrangement of marks and lines, examining the complexity and beauty of new and established patterns of communication.  The transcription may mask the legibility of the original, but it strives to maintain the rhythm of the marks and the pattern of the lines.