On Paper | On Presence

About This Project

On Presence | On Paper is an interactive performance about works on paper from the perspective of the writer. Writing is the act of putting thoughts on paper, of concretizing self, of declaring, “I think, therefore I am – and here’s the proof”. The transference of ideas from mind to page is a simultaneous act of grasping and creating self, whereby the paper becomes body – a vessel containing thoughts that is malleable and assumes a life of its own. The paper – in all its pliability – serves as a model, a highly coveted blueprint for the writer to become one and the same with her creation. However, the writer’s body appears too rigid to assume paper’s form and the paper’s content too exacting to realize.