Parallel Lines

2005

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Faithfull created a new work and presented two existing works concerned with travel and absence. Parallel Lines confused two simultaneous journeys. Visitors on the Beacon bus looked out onto the Lincolnshire countryside through windows covered with drawings sent from a journey happening on the other side of Europe. Travelling from Berlin to Helsinki and then on to north of Finland (in search of the Northern Lights), Faithfull made one drawing for each of Beacon’s days. Using a Palm-Pilot as a crude sketchpad, Faithfull transmitted these drawings back to Lincolnshire where they were transferred onto the outside of the coach’s windows (using the standard sign-shop technique of vinyl transfer). As the drawings accumulated they reinforced the state of disorientation and flux that an increasingly mobile world produces.