Burrowing under the apparent: the blindfold drawings of Claude Heath

Craig Staff, Frances Guerin (Editor)

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Working blindfold from a range of personally selected objects, between 1995 – 2000 the artist Claude Heath produced a series of drawings that were borne out of a process of not looking. Along with examining this facet of Heath’s practice in relation to historical precedent, the purpose of this chapter is to consider the implications this series of drawings carry, both in terms of artistic agency and in terms of how they might come to be read. As a result, Heath’s practice is understood as entailing a particular form of not looking that engenders, paradoxically, a particular set of images to be looked at.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOn Not Looking: The Paradox of Contemporary Visual Culture
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages274
ISBN (Electronic)9781315742861
ISBN (Print)9781138822351, 9781138548626
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2015

Publication series

NameRoutledge advances in art and visual studies


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