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Plotter, pen on paper (2018 – ongoing)

A table is centered in the middle of the space.
On the table, a small machine holds a pen.
It’s controlled by a tiny computer and an algorithm.
The pen moves across a piece of paper.
Tracing hundreds of lines rapidly.

After a few minutes, one might recognize forms and reliefs.
It’s a detail of a rock, or maybe a mountain.
After a few hours, the drawings are finished.
It’s a detailed chunk of a panorama.

The drawing is hung on the wall.
Every day, a new drawing is added to the wall.
The wall is slowly covered with paper and lines.

Lemercier has been using plotter machines for a few years, exploring both abstract geometry and organic, algorithmic landscapes.

“The machine is like an extension of my arm, it draws tirelessly with great precision, and allows iterations, while the slow process of lying the ink on the paper meets the temporarily of the subject.”

Joanie Lemercier

Conception and Visuals : Joanie Lemercier 


Co-direction: Juliette Bibasse


Group Show Worlding Worlds, MU Artspace, Eindhoven, NL – March to May 2020

Group show Illusionary Nature – Digital Worlds, Museum Sinclair Haus, Bad Homburg, DE – November 2019 to Feb 2020 


Joanie Lemercier – Boudewijn Bollman