Brady Arts and Community Centre
This project was the first time-based drawing of architecture. The Brady Centre is the main community art center for the East End of London and is located near Brick Lane on a public housing estate. The specific project developed from ideas about the role of the gallery in the community. The drawing on the outside of the building inverts the programming of the architecture and animates our perception of the facade. The marks on the sheet of paper are from a digital drawing of the building at an acute angle. During a busy market day, community members helped put the sheets on the building and studied the sheets to decipher the drawing before it was fully hung.
A Technical Statement
In the series of time-based drawings of architecture, Brummund first makes a picture of the building either by drawing, digital collage, or photography. She then digitally enlarges the image to the same scale as the facade. Next, Brummund prints the drawing on sheets of letter-sized office paper. The sheets are hung methodically on the facade, and eventually the entire image is visible. The sheets blow in the wind, curl from moisture, and fall off. Over time the real building and the representation of the building deconstruct, and we are compelled to piece together a new picture of the building. Photographs and videos document the ephemeral installation.