Karoline Broeckel’s studio
March 21 – April 30, 2009
“In spring when the swallows return, I begin to draw their flight paths. As my eyes following a single swallow, my hand guides the pencil. A line appears on the paper.
In my drawings, I visualise dynamics that I preceive in my everyday life, often found in nature:
ants pathing by, rain falling down, snowflakes tumbling down, or branches of a birch tree in the wind. I am particularly interested in non-linear dynamics.” –Karoline Broeckel, 2008
What Karoline Broeckel shows us is not the result of an allegedly self-writing nature, a standardized measurement or instance of creative authorship, but rather the sum of what all that leaves invisible in order to achieve their own manifestation: the independent laws governing the movement of a drawing utensil on a sheet of paper. (Hans-Juergen Lechtrek in the catalogue attending the exhibition Drawing as Process at Museum Folkwang Essen 2008)