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PRESS DELETE AND START AGAIN (article first published : 2007-10-10)

Press Delete and Start Again is a solo exhibition of woodcut panels and digital projections by John Roome due to open at artSPACE durban on October 15.

Durban artist John Roome has recently begun to experiment with the computer using it as a drawing instrument. Working with very rudimentary computer programmes, he discovered that he could translate digital drawings into short animated sequences. His attitude to drawing on the computer is very playful and certainly not precious. This has a lot to do with the virtual nature of these drawings and the fact that one can copy them with the click of a mouse and make changes as one goes along. As he says "If you are not satisfied with the result, you simply press delete and start again."

Press Delete and Start Again runs at artSPACE durban from October 15 to November 3:




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