The exhibition Traces – Delineating Incidents unveils a series of drawings that translate natural forces into graphical manifestations. Set up as an investigation on energy, each plate was produced without the direct intervention of the hand; they are produced by a constructed mechanism that enables the pen to move, machinically dictated by the force.

Set up as the constant repetition of a calligraphic action, these drawings feature chance or randomness, yet the suggestive unpredictable nature of the act leads to the emergence of certain patterns that invites the reading of the physical phenomenon.

The exhibition is divided into two areas; an exhibition space, where are presented ten drawings which are the result of different forces (wind, waves, animals, magnets, metro etc.) and a production space where a drawing machine connected with a sensor will operate, taking as a source of energy the movement of people walking in the street.

Traces - Delineating Incidents, an IAAC + Sant Lluc collaboration

The exhibition, a collaboration between the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia and the Cercle Artístic de Sant Lluc curated by Edouard Cabay, features projects initiated as an investigation at the Master in Advanced Architecture of the IAAC in fall 2015 by Edouard Cabay and Rodrigo Aguirre.

Sant Lluc hosts this exhibition with the aim to promote experiences that invite reflection and action as the basis of creativity and knowledge.


Exhibition Traces – Delineating incidents
Venue: Cercle Artistic de Sant Lluc, C/ Mercaders 42 – 08003 Barcelona
Opening: Wednesday 11th of May at 19 h
Opening times: from Tuesday to Saturday, 17 to 20 h
Closure: 28th of May

Curator: Edouard Cabay
Scenography, design and installation: Appareil, Alejandro Rondón, Rodrigo Aguirre
Photography: Mara Sylvester
Audiovisual: Carlos Gómez, Jean Sebastian Munera
Production: Ana Isabel Cajiao, Silvia Brandi
Communication: Alice Puleo, Núria Benaiges

Direction: Edouard Cabay
Assistant: Rodrigo Aguirre
Students: Pedro Levit Arroyo Ventura, Dirk van Wassenaer, Tobias Deeg, Peter Geelmuyden Magnus, Martin Hristov, Vishnu Jadia, Khushboo Jain, Hong Jeng Rung, Sidharth Kumar, Utsav Mathur, Jean Sebastian Munera, Chenthur Raaghav Naagendran, Lina Salamanca, Naitik Shah, Goutham Santhanam, Ekaterina Simakova, Connor Stevens, Varsha Subba Rao, Mercedes Swiecicki, Lili Tayefi