First Deviation
Architect and designer with a keen eye for detail and extensive experience from international projects.
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First Deviation

18.900 drops  / 8 days / 8 paintings / ink on paper / yellow Рblue


A droplet of coloured ink forms and grows at the edge of the nozzle from which it suddenly detaches and starts a free fall in space. The trajectory of the fall deviates, seemingly affected by insignificant vibrations in the air: voices, wind, humidity… until the drop eventually splashes and spreads its colour on the page below.


Every time a droplet falls the canvas is moved by a small distance until an orthogonal grid of stains appears on the page. For every new drawing, the nozzle is placed a little higher, increasing the margin of deviation.


Framed in between two automated devices of high precision – the electronic nozzle and the robotically moving canvas – the space of the fall is where deviations happen, manifested as the colourful impacts on the page.


First deviation is the first of a series of installations that explores and attempts to reveal the non-controllable dimension of physical processes in a creative practice of drawing and other means.


Installation by Edouard Cabay with the collaboration of Peter Geelmuyden Magnus, Soroush Garivani and Kunal Singh Chadha and the support of IAAC and ABB