Draw The Spiral / by Nathalie Chikhi

Draw The Spiral appeared to me after a long lasting souvenir of the well-know video work by Bruce Nauman "Walking in an Exaggerated Manner Around the Perimeter of a square". 




I went to do my walking performance in my own well cleaned up art studio. After multiple attempts, I choose to focus only on the lower part of my body, avoiding any visual distraction from the upper part since I wanted to emphasize on an invisible spiral.

For a few weeks now, I have experimenting with the spiral in its various shapes. Bold lines using black painting. Thin hand drawn thread on paper. And this invisible path suggested by a body movement. I started the experimentation from the outside/in and repeated from the inside/out.

The result is a void video of 1:21 min