Work no. 1 (Circle Drawing) 2hour 57minutes, 2007
Performance with live audience, graphite on paper, 150 x 220 cm ‘Fwd: Cult – Forward Culture’ exhibition at Nolias Gallery, Liverpool Road, London.
This was McCall's first live performance in London. McCall began her ‘Circle Drawing' artworks in 2004 where she focuses on the durational element and physical process of drawing. Using graphite on paper she draws her full arm's length in a continuous circular motion to the point of complete exhaustion. During this physically demanding process, her position and ability to extend the arm diminishes to the extent she can no longer hold the graphite. This intense action and durational element often cause the paper to fatigue and rip, which is often identified as her distinctive trademark.