Daniel Adame Improving the Ground Game

March 9, 2007 – April 14, 2007

Artist Statement

“Since I was a little kid I have always drawn and painted. It was in college that I first began making sculptures and dances. Since then, I’ve sought ways to create work that encourages me to meld the boundaries between the different art disciplines. One way I do this is by designing and constructing objects that, once used by my body, facilitate a type of mark making. The marks become a record of where I have been.

When I first acquired a digital camera, I became particularly interested with the challenge of using a self-timer to capture myself moving. The unpredictability and spontaneity of what the camera will see when the flash goes off intrigues me. These photographs also become a record of where I have been.

In my work, I often try to use what is most readily available and seems to me to be most practical.This often means using scavenged or natural materials, simple building processes, and low-fi technologies. In this way I connect to and am informed by my surroundings. Plus it costs less.

In my most recent work I continue to make sculptures that encourage me to move. I’ve decided to build ramps. The point to making the ramps is to run on walls, leaving marks behind, while documenting this process with a camera. The result is something of an experiment with the history of the body, and the tracelessness of where it goes. Plus I like to run on walls.”