Artist / Simon Faithfull

Information
These palm pilot drawings are laser etched onto perspex set in a light housing and were made during a residency with the British Antarctic Survey when the artist travelled to the ice cliffs of Antarctica via Ascension Island, the Falklands and several sub-antarctic islands. Using the extremely restricted means of the Palm-Pilot, the pixellated drawings depict any number of things: a detail of the ship, a weather balloon disappearing, an abandoned whaling station, Shackleton’s grave, a colony of penguins, a wandering Albatross or a drifting iceberg. The project will convey the extreme mechanics of the journey, the tedium of isolation and the awful beauty of a journey into the void. Ultimately the work will look at what it is that fascinates us still about this beautiful emptiness.

Works
Simon Faithfull, Flag Simon Faithfull, Drawing no.29: Antarctica, Latitude: s75°27.420 Longitude: w026°47.190 [description of drawing: ice cliffs] Simon Faithfull, Drawing no.39: Weddell Sea; Latitude: s73°25.150 Longitude: w024°41.230 [description of drawing: porthole] Simon Faithfull, Drawing no.32: CASLab, Haley Research Station, Antarctica, Latitude: s75°.35 Longitude: w026°39 [description of drawing: interior laboratory] Simon Faithfull, Drawing no.25: Starboard, Weddell Sea, Latitude: s64°45.568  Longitude: w004°58.940 [description of drawing: side of ship]

Drawing no.25: Starboard, Weddell Sea, Latitude: s64°45.568 Longitude: w004°58.940 [description of drawing: side of ship], 2005, digital drawing, laser etched perspex. light housing, 31 x 55 x 10cm, image courtesy the artist and Arratia Beer (Berlin), Parker\'s Box (New York)..
Simon Faithfull, Drawing no.25: Starboard, Weddell Sea, Latitude: s64°45.568  Longitude: w004°58.940 [description of drawing: side of ship]