Richter (the scale, not the painter) is a project in two parts: drawings and photographs.
With the Richter series, I tried to take my aesthetic out of the process. Following a Dadaist impulse, I created a set of parameters that would determine the path and results of the work. Using my body as an extension of my pen or camera, I recorded the movements of my body as it was shuttled along in the New York City subway.
Richter: Drawings were made by standing in the subway, eyes closed, allowing my body to be moved by the train as it hurled along the track while gently holding the pen to the surface of the paper. Through my body, the movements of the train are recorded on the paper.