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The Work/Leisure Frontier

Graphic Interlude

The Cultures and Politics of Leisure in the British Isles and the United States
Tim Knowles

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This graphic interlude features a selection of photographs of artworks which can illustrate the topic of this issue: “The Cultures and Politics of Leisure in the British Isles and the United States”.

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1British artist Tim Knowles indirectly reflects upon leisure through the idea of drifting and chance, notably the dynamics of ink flowing, boat sailing and men and women walking.

1. Leisure: chance and idleness?

Tim Knowles, Ink on Paper Landscape, Corner Concertina #3 [detail], 2016. Ink on Paper

Tim Knowles, Ink on Paper Landscape, Corner Concertina #3 [detail], 2016. Ink on Paper

2. All play and no work?

Tim Knowles, Tree Drawing - Ginko [detail], 2012. Ink on Paper and C-type prints

Tim Knowles, Tree Drawing - Ginko [detail], 2012. Ink on Paper and C-type prints

Tim Knowles, Tree Drawing - Hawthorn on easel #1, 2005

Tim Knowles, Tree Drawing - Hawthorn on easel #1, 2005

3. Left to one’s own devices

Tim Knowles, Path of Least Resistance, 2013

Tim Knowles, Path of Least Resistance, 2013

A public event where participants were instructed to walk directed by the landscape and gravity. “Walk like water running”.

http://timknowles.co.uk/​Work/​PathofLeastResistance/​tabid/​515/​Default.aspx

Tim Knowles, Where the wind blows - Maiden Voyage [Hestercombe Gardens], 2017

Tim Knowles, Where the wind blows - Maiden Voyage [Hestercombe Gardens], 2017

A sailing vessel that travels wherever the wind blows it with no way to steer it.

Tim Knowles, Windwalk – Five walks from Charing Cross, 2008

Tim Knowles, Windwalk – Five walks from Charing Cross, 2008

5 Channel video, mixed media object and wall drawing.

Tim Knowles, Mass Windwalk Sydney, 2013

Tim Knowles, Mass Windwalk Sydney, 2013

Participatory event with smart phone app tracking.

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List of illustrations

Title Tim Knowles, Ink on Paper Landscape, Corner Concertina #3 [detail], 2016. Ink on Paper
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1266/img-1.jpg
File image/jpeg, 132k
Title Tim Knowles, Tree Drawing - Ginko [detail], 2012. Ink on Paper and C-type prints
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1266/img-2.jpg
File image/jpeg, 220k
Title Tim Knowles, Tree Drawing - Hawthorn on easel #1, 2005
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1266/img-3.jpg
File image/jpeg, 404k
Title Tim Knowles, Path of Least Resistance, 2013
Caption A public event where participants were instructed to walk directed by the landscape and gravity. “Walk like water running”.
Credits http://timknowles.co.uk/​Work/​PathofLeastResistance/​tabid/​515/​Default.aspx
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1266/img-4.jpg
File image/jpeg, 204k
Title Tim Knowles, Where the wind blows - Maiden Voyage [Hestercombe Gardens], 2017
Caption A sailing vessel that travels wherever the wind blows it with no way to steer it.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1266/img-5.jpg
File image/jpeg, 396k
Title Tim Knowles, Windwalk – Five walks from Charing Cross, 2008
Caption 5 Channel video, mixed media object and wall drawing.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1266/img-6.png
File image/png, 448k
Title Tim Knowles, Mass Windwalk Sydney, 2013
Caption Participatory event with smart phone app tracking.
URL http://journals.openedition.org/angles/docannexe/image/1266/img-7.png
File image/png, 828k
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References

Electronic reference

Tim Knowles, « Graphic Interlude »Angles [Online], 5 | 2017, Online since 01 November 2017, connection on 04 December 2020. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/angles/1266; DOI: https://doi.org/10.4000/angles.1266

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About the author

Tim Knowles

Tim Knowles lives and works in Bristol. Although his work does not tackle the issue of leisure, Tim Knowles indirectly reflects upon it via the idea of drifting and chance, notably the dynamics of walking and sailing. “In a series of staged, and variously recorded, events, people funnel down hillsides, vessels drift across bodies of water, ink runs down pleated paper, light trails through the darkness, tracks are traced through grass.” (Lizzie Lloyd, ‘Conversations with Tim Knowles’, The Dynamics of Drifting, ed. Tim Martin, Taunton: Hestercombe, 2017). His work is exhibited widely both in the UK and internationally. For a full list of his work and exhibitions, visit www.timknowles.com.

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