United Kingdom 1991 / United Kingdom 1991
Edmund Eva and George Baldwin studied BA(Hons) Drawing at Falmouth University, first learning the skills and craft of drawing by hand. Later they pushed their understanding of the genre, Baldwin pursuing programming as his medium and Eva building mechanical tools to create imagery. Driven by overlapping interests the two artists formed the research group eegb.
We build machines and robots that draw. We are interested in the anthropomorphic qualities of machines, how the act of drawing applies human traits and characteristics. This in turn instigates a reflection on our own relationship and fascination with mark-making.
We are researching abstract models that use mathematical language to describe the behaviour of a system. These models range from those found throughout the natural world to those describing manmade constructs such as economics, sociology and politics. Each of these systems contain their own intrinsic aesthetic which we can visualise and investigate through drawing.