Terezia Abraham

The drawing project I am currently working on reflects on the time we spend on public transport, especially on buses. As a position of imposed loneliness, that is a significant experience for many Londoners, it remains unappreciated, seen merely as 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 daily commute. I follow a string of unplanned routes, getting on and off at arbitrary stops, and taking the first route that arrives to honour the time and effort that goes into daily commute.

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 state of the road and even the mood of the driver. The bus itself takes part int the process as an actual drawing machine, as I facilitate the birth of the line drawing. 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.

At 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.

http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_G_E screenshot small.jpg
The connected lines of bus routes so far...
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_1-Limehouse-Trafalgar-15-800x566.jpg
1.route 15
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_2-Trafalgar-Square-Dulwich-Library-12-800x563.jpg
2. route 12
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_3-Dulwich-Library-Lewisham-Central-185-800x565.jpg
3. route185
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_4_route321.jpg
4.route 32
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_5_route172.jpg
5.route 172
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_6_route453.jpg
6. ruote 453
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_7_route148.jpg
7.route 148
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_8_route24.jpg
8.route 24
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_9_route360.jpg
9. route360
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_10_route414.jpg
10. route 414
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_11_route14.jpg
11. route14
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_12_route85.jpg
12. route85
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_13_routeK2.jpg
13. routeK2
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_14_route281.jpg
14. route281
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_15_route65.jpg
15. route65
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_16_route190.jpg
16. route190
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_17_route391.jpg
17. route391
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_18_route295.jpg
18. route295
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_19_route95.jpg
19. route9
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_20_route92.jpg
20. route92
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_21_routeE3.jpg
21. routeE3
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_22_route70.jpg
22. route70
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_23_route52.jpg
23. route52
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_24route28.jpg
24. route28
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_25_route302.jpg
25. route302
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_26_route52_2.jpg
26. route52/2
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_27_route266.jpg
27. route266
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_28_route207.jpg
28. route207
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_29_route207_2.jpg
29. route207/2
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_30_route607.jpg
30. route607
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_31_route427.jpg
31. route427
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_32_route483.jpg
32. route483
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_33_route92_2.jpg
33. route92/2
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_34_routeE6.jpg
34. routeE6
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_35_route105.jpg
35. route105
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_36_route120.jpg
36. route120
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_37_routeH37.jpg
37. routeH37
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_38_route190.jpg
38. route190
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_39_route430.jpg
39. route430
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_40_route74.jpg
40. route74
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_41_route19.jpg
41. route19
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_42_route55.jpg
42. route55
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_43_route205.jpg
43. route205
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_44_route388.jpg
44. route388
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_45_route63.jpg
45. route63
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_46_route1.jpg
46. route1
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_47_route381.jpg
47. route381
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_48_route188.jpg
48. route188
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_49_route180.jpg
49. route180
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_50_route99.jpg
50. route9
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_51_route181.jpg
51. route181
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_52_routeB11.jpg
52_routeB11
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_52_route422.jpg
53. route422
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_53_route89.jpg
54. route89
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_54_route132.jpg
55. route132
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_55_route286.jpg
56. route286
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_56_route108.jpg
57. route108
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_57_route108.jpg
58. route108
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_58_route276.jpg
59. route276
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_84web.jpg
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_59_route425.jpg
60. route425
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_60_route308.jpg
61. route308
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_61_route97.jpg
62. route97
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_62_route230.jpg
63. route230
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_63_route76.jpg
64. route76
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_66_route214.jpg
65. route214
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_65_route46.jpg
66. route46
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_67_route393.jpg
67. route393
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_68_31.jpg
68. route 31
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_69_C11.jpg
69. route C11
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_70_139.jpg
70. route 139
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_71_83.jpg
71. route 83
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_72_32.jpg
72. route 32
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_73_221.jpg
73. route 221
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_74_186.jpg
74 route 186
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_75_79.jpg
75. route 79
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_76_114.jpg
76. route 114
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_77_140.jpg
77. route 140
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_78_H10.jpg
78 route H10
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_79_398.jpg
79. route 398
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_80_282.jpg
80. route 282
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_81_331.jpg
81. route 331
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)
http://tereziaabraham.com/files/gimgs/th-4_84web_v2.jpg
84. route 487