In graduate school I would rearrange my studio constantly. It wasn’t until after I learned of the term tabulology, while studying The Peter Principle. It is the study of unusual arrangements of desks, workbenches, etc. with acts of habituation and repetition. Although it relates to final placement they are still actions of work, at work and it supposedly implies a sign of progression that usually doesn’t exist. My on-going painting/drawing/performance series, Space and Time, explores this fantasy by keeping an hourly log of production and labor.
Visually it resembles an explosion of sorts maybe a star in the universe or an organic nebula formation. Nevertheless what it represents is distant from earth, as one would be when not absorbed in a job. They are somewhere else. A repetitive act, then, which is perpetually dissonant, forces a person to look back into the past while filling space through the present by keeping track.