In 2017, Manuel gave me a pen with a camera. I didn’t know what to do with a pen that has a camera. One morning I decided to make a drawing. A drawing is a consequence of an action.
“Manuel’s Pen” is a video art project about drawing. It shows the movement of the pen while making a drawing on a notebook. Both the lines on the paper and the movement of the pen’s camera are a consequence of an action. Instead of showing the process of whats happening on the surface of the paper (drawing – verb) and the result of that process (drawing – object), I decided to show the image that results from the movement of the pen as an equivalent of the marks that emerge on the surface of the paper.
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