Terezia Abraham

The drawing project I am currently working on reflects on the time we spend on public transport, especially on buses. This is a significant experience for many Londoners, still, it remains unappreciated, seen merely as a necessity, even a chore. In this project, I magnify this part of our life and focus in on the unreproducible, ephemeral nature of these everyday journeys as a practice of mindfulness.

During the assignment, I take on the role of the lonely passenger to honour the time and effort that goes into a daily commute. I follow a string of unplanned routes, getting on and off at arbitrary stops, and taking the first route that arrives.
My method explores the possibilities of kinetic art; as the pencil/pen follows the movement of the vehicle on the paper, the line drawings become abstract (self)portraits of bus routes, incorporating information regarding the motion. The bus itself takes part in the process as an actual drawing machine, as I facilitate the birth of the line drawing, to create so-called movement maps. To highlight the unique nature of these journeys I use different types of leftover paper, and accidentally choose the tools at each ride to enhance the character of the experience.

In the end, I am planning to connect each of these routes on the map of London to achieve a continuous line as a summary of all the smaller drawings and to see whether the nature of the line-work of the small drawings would be reciprocated on the London map - as leaves reflect the tree itself. This acts as a little experiment with the highly organised system that is TFL, to see how playful I can get going by their rules and using their facilities.

This is an extremely liberating process, as I never know where the next unplanned bus-ride will take me. I have to go with the flow and I would like to invite the viewer to enjoy the visual results of this long-haul investigation.

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1.route 15
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2. route 12
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3. route185
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4.route 32
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_5-route-172.jpg
5. route 172
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6. route 453
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7. route 148
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_8_-route-24.jpg
8. route 24
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_9_-route-360.jpg
9. route 360
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_10-route-414.jpg
10. route 414
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_11-route-14.jpg
11. route 14
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12. route 85
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_13_-route-K2.jpg
13. route K2
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_9_-route-281.jpg
14. route 281
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15. route 65
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16. route 190
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17. route 391
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18. route 295
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19. route 95
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20. route 92
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21. route E3
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22. route 70
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23. route 52
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24. route 28
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25. route 302
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26. route 52/2
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27. route 266
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28. route 207
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29. route207/2
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30. route 607
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31. route 427
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32. route 483
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33. route 92/2
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34. route E6
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35. route 190
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36. route 120
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37. route H37
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38. route 190
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39. route 430
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40. route 74
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41. route 19
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42. route 55
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43. route 205
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44. route 388
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45. route 63
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46. route 1
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48. route 188
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49. route 180
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50. route 9
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52_routeB11
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53. route 89
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54. route89
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55. route 286
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56. route286
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57. route 108
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58. route 276
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59. route276
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60. route425
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61_route 308
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_61_route97.jpg
62. route97
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_62_route230.jpg
63. route230
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64. route76
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65. route214
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66. route46
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67. route393
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68. route 31
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69. route C11
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70. route 139
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71. route 83
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72. route 32
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73. route 221
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74 route 186
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75. route 79
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76. route 114
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77. route 140
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78 route H10
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79. route 398
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81. route 331
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80. route 282
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_82web.jpg
82 route 398(vol2)
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_83web.jpg
83. route 398(vol3)
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84. route 487
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85. route 83(vol2)
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86. route 79.
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87. route 183
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88. route 32.
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89. route 332.
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_90 98 maida vale-holborn.jpg
90. Route 98.
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_91_ 25 holborn-st pauls.jpg
91. route 25.
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_92_ 4 st pauls-somerset house.jpg
92. route 4.
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_93_ 341 somerset h-w_loo-york road.jpg
93. route 341.