Lawrence Weiner Erasure

Posted by marc garrett | Thu Feb 16th 2012 10:26 a.m.

Lawrence Weiner Erasure.


How can you erase a work of Conceptual Art, and what does it mean to try? Armed only with a biro and a sketchpad, Michael Szpakowski takes us on a critical journey into one of Western art's most radical movements with a mash-up of the ideas of Lawrence Weiner and Robert Rauschenberg.

Michael Szpakowski's "Lawrence Weiner Erasure", 2012, presents itself as an erasure of Lawrence Weiner's "A RUBBER BALL THROWN ON THE SEA", 1969. It takes the form of a handwritten text on a drawing pad accompanied by the ballpoint pen used to write it and an edition of framed photographs of them.

Michael Szpakowski is an artist, composer & writer. His music has been performed all over the UK, in Russia & the USA. He has exhibited work in galleries in the UK, mainland Europe & the USA. His short films have been shown throughout the world. He is composer & video artist for Tell Tale Hearts Theatre Company & a joint editor of the online video resource DVblog (

Rob Myers is an artist, writer and hacker based in the UK. During the 1990s was an art student, then an art & technology student, then an art & technology lecturer, and a worker. In the 2000s he programmed games, prepress software and more, and then got involved in Free Software and Free Culture. He has been a reviewer for Furtherfield since 2006. Reviewing computer art,, and books, trying to bring a historical context and a sympathetic eye to them.

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