PROOF\testing

PROOF\testing; a Proposal, 2015. Project is ongoing since 2000, with onset of Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects.


PROOF\testing is proposed as ephemeral intervention, at the intersection of performance, audio, sculpture, photography, video, drawing, and writing. Duration is flexible, as is space. The title refers to proof as evidence, as action "to proof", (in photography and printing—an intermediary stage), and as ideation (theorem). This work engages with the dismemberment of a failed body of work and its reconstitution through the performative staging of process and intermediary states—staging a self-conscious workspace.


project dates: 2000–present.

Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  

Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects, part of PROOF\testing

Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects; Engineering Drawings, Blackprints, 2012

A group of the 'Building Drawings' fleshed out. Engages an observer in their own psychological projection, their own speculation, of what the "Unbuilt Projects" might actually appear as if realized in physical space. The concept of 'plan', of 'blackprint-blueprint' furthers the notion of in-betweenness, development, of speculation. The everyday format of Engineering Plan, the Blackprint-Blueprint, is used to "make sense" visually—to describe ideas about architecture, place, space, scale, and use —staging the site of enunciation —for the"making of sense."

PROOF\testing is an ongoing project. Five drawings from the project are published on the AUP Project (eflux/Serpentine) website.

Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  

Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects;
The Little Ease

"The Little Ease was a middle age torture device–which contorted and forced the inhabitant to its shape. This structure, once found, worked its way into my psyche as a stand-in for the confines of culture, for the claustrophobic box of gendered identity, and the shaping of body, behavior, and psyche to its form." –A. Daly 2012

PROOF\testing: The Trouble with Translation
A group of 30x5 inch Proofing strips for largescale photographs from the failed and large body of work A-view, A-wry 2008-2010. Held tentatively by tacks   ···  
PROOF\testing: Pile of Cuts with the Sound of its Own making. Elaborates Daly' interests through the idea of play, resemblance, and chance at an intersection with conceptual and performance concerns of the 1960s.   ···  
PROOF\testing: Pile of Cuts with the Sound of its Own making. Elaborates Daly' interests through the idea of play, resemblance, and chance at an intersection with conceptual and performance concerns of the 1960s.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  

PROOF\testing; as Performance, as Intervention 

PROOF\testing is a project as experimental laboratory, in which trajectories of my work are held together in play, where performative and ephemeral works evolve.

Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
Ann Burke Daly, Artist, Drawing installation: Building Drawings for Unbuilt Projects. Contemporary Art Installation Project.. 2009-2015. Ink on Vellum, 11x14 inch drawings on a worktable. Size variable.   ···  
DRAFTS (letters unsent) and Box of Fiction are installation projects in development, 2016 to present.   ···  
Ann Daly, Interdisciplinary Artist, Studio View New York 2015   ···  
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