ACTS OF INEXACTITUDE
[2017 – ONGOING]
Measurement is not so benign an act, it is inevitably bound up in ideas of judgement and comparison. Of how one length or scale measures-up to another, whether one is more precise or correct, or ultimately better. Measurement is not impersonal — it is a human construct, reflective of our desire to order and control. To break space into a discrete and manageable set of containers, and to enumerate and account for each of them individually, and to sum them up as a whole.
Acts of Inexactitude is an ongoing performance series that documents Morawetz's engagement with the metre. Through an iterative process of measuring, re-measuring and marking an interval, Morawetz continues her estimates until successfully measuring a one metre distance exactly. The trace of this process is marked on paper in charcoal, the surface smudged and worked-over until the desired precision obtained.