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Drawing Eye-tracker Practice-based PhD

29: Re-interpreting historical ship graffiti

A paper about the eye-tracking drawing project Id-Dgħajjes tal-Fidili, published by the drawing journal Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice is now available at the following:

Attard, Matthew (2022), ‘Eye (re)drawing historical ship graffiti: Tracing ex-voto drawings with eye-tracking technology’, Drawing: Research, Theory, Practice, 7:2, pp. 185–98, https://doi.org/10.1386/drtp_00088_1

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Digital sculpture Drawing Eye-drawing Practice-based PhD

27: rajt ma rajtx… naf li rajt

Most of the past six months have been dedicated to the production of the solo show rajt ma rajtx… naf li rajt, curated by Elyse Tonna at Valletta Contemporary, which also features supporting works by invited artists reinforcing multiple points of view. These include: Caesar Attard, Nanni Balestrini, Aaron Bezzina, Matyou Galea, Francesco Jodice and Pierre Portelli. The video below is a walk-through of the exhibition.

rajt ma rajtx… naf li rajt
I/you saw, but I/you did not see… I know that I/you saw

Matthew Attard

curated by Elyse Tonna

with supporting works by Caesar Attard, Nanni Balestrini, Aaron Bezzina, Matyou Galea, Francesco Jodice and Pierre Portelli.

25 Sept – 15 Nov 2021 at Valletta Contemporary

Matthew Attard is a current PhD candidate at the Edinburgh College of Arts, University of Edinburgh, funded by the Malta Arts Scholarship Scheme – The Ministry for Education and Employment.

The exhibition is also supported by Doneo Ltd.
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Eye-drawing Practice-based PhD

22: Binocular Experiments

The experiments below consisted in eye drawing an aloe plant from a distance of about 45 cm by contouring/delineating the boundaries of the 3-dimensionality of my hand, using the Pupil Core binocular eye tracker and the Fingertip calibration method.

Figure 45: Eye-drawing of an aloe plant and pot

Figure 46: Eye-drawing of an aloe plant and pot

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Eye-drawing Hand Practice-based PhD

21: Binocular Experiments

The experiment below consisted in eye drawing my right hand at a distance of about 45 cm and its reflection in the mirror by contouring/delineating the boundaries of the 3-dimensionality of my hand, using the Pupil Core binocular eye tracker and the Fingertip calibration method. 7517 points were recorded in 40 seconds.

Figure 44: Eye-drawing of my right hand and its reflection in a mirror

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Eye-drawing Hand Practice-based PhD

20: Binocular Experiments

The experiment below consisted in eye drawing my right hand from different viewpoints by contouring/delineating the boundaries of the 3-dimensionality of my hand, using the Pupil Core binocular eye tracker as a result of the Screen Marker calibration. 9383 points were recorded in 51 seconds.

Figure 43: Eye-drawing of my right hand from different viewpoints

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Drawing Eye-drawing Hand Practice-based PhD

19: Binocular Experiments

The experiment below consisted in eye drawing my right hand at arm’s length and from a close range by contouring/delineating the boundaries of of the 3-dimensionality of my hand, using the Pupil Core binocular eye tracker as a result of the Screen Marker calibration. 9512 points were recorded in 53 seconds.

Figure 42: Eye-drawing of my right hand at arm’s length and from a close range

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Digital sculpture Eye-drawing Hand Practice-based PhD

18: Binocular Experiments

The experiment below consisted in eye drawing my right hand from different viewpoints by contouring/delineating the boundaries of the 3-dimensionality of my hand, using the Pupil Core binocular eye tracker as a result of the Fingertip calibration. 9359 points were recorded in 51 seconds.

Figure 40: Eye-drawing of my right hand from different viewpoints

Figure 41: Developing the eye-drawing in Figure 40 into a cluster of spheres

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Digital sculpture Eye-drawing Hand Practice-based PhD

17: Binocular Experiments

The experiment below consisted in eye drawing the hand at my arm’s length and from close range, using the Pupil Core binocular eye tracker as a result of the Fingertip calibration. 8000 points were recorded in 44 seconds.

Figure 38: Eye-drawing of my right hand at my arm’s length and from close range

Figure 39: Sculptural development of Figure 38

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Eye-drawing Hand Practice-based PhD

15: Generative viewpoints

Figure 35: Generative development between the eye-drawings in Figure 34

The eye drawing session in Figure 32 was designed in anticipation of a possible generative development. An eye-drawing can be both exported as such, as a rendered 2-dimensional image, or further developed using computer-aid tools. Technically speaking, the eye-drawing becomes a geometrical polyline sitting in a 3-dimensional space where the perspective viewport is flexible and interchangeable. The view of the eyedrawing/polyline curve can be positioned as needed. One might therefore argue that the eye-drawing acquires sculptural value within 3-dimensional virtual platforms and this is the stage where I feel that my position of an editor is enhanced. The practice within Figure 32 was designed in view of the latter considerations, with the knowledge that the eye-drawing results from different viewpoints can be plotted within the virtual space, with the possibility of further computer-aided development.

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Eye-drawing Hand Practice-based PhD

14: More viewpoints

Figure 32: Eye drawing my hand from five different viewpoints

Figure 33: Five eye-drawings corresponding to Figure 32

Figure 34: An eye-drawing consisting of the superimposition of the five eye-drawings in Figure 33

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