In the age of instant messaging, tweeting and emailing, it's easy for us to take for granted the ease of access we have to the written word.
Before the days of mobile phones and tablets, the written word was created using printing presses.
For one day only, Artist Tamarin Norwood has agree to relinquish her mobile phone and swap her text messages and tweets for the Bodleian Library's beautiful printing press at Oxford University.
Ahead of The Big Draw Launch in Oxford on Saturday 19 September, Tamarin responds to the question 'What is Drawing Anyway?' through a series of printed tweets crafted on a The Bodleian Library's replica printing press made from designs published in 1683.
Here's what happened when traditional printing met Twitter.
Join Tamarin at The Big Draw Launch
For the Big Draw launch event on Saturday 19 September, Tamarin Norwood and Anton Viesel have created a new video artwork contrasting romantic and sceptical attitudes towards genius. Drawing an analogy between man-made marks and the natural topography of rivers, the video traces the course of lines from documents in The Bodleian Libraries' Marks of Genius exhibition.
Tamarin Norwood is an artist and writer. She works with text, video and sculptural installation to examine gesture and pictorial figuration in drawing and writing. Informed by her studies in linguistics and translation, her artworks develop an interest in the process and product of writing, and how these aspects of writing can relate to drawing, music, movement and speech. Her UK commissions include Tate Britain, Art on the Underground, Modern Art Oxford; international exhibitions include MOCCA Toronto, ICA Philadelphia and Beton7 Athens. Art writing and fiction includes publications by the ICA, LADA and Bloodaxe, her artist book 'olololo' was published by Modern Art Oxford with Book Works studio. Through 2014-16 she is part of the inaugural team of research Hub residents at the Wellcome Collection London; through 2016 she will be art writer in residence at Spike Island Bristol. Tamarin studied linguistics and medieval Italian literature before training as an artist at Central Saint Martins and Goldsmiths, and is now completing a practice-led doctorate in Fine Art as an Oxford University Clarendon Scholar. Her forthcoming solo exhibition ‘what the point is : the end of the line’ opens at SE8 Gallery in London later this month.