This is a wonderful interview with the late Roger Ackling. Being Present and Making Present with magnifying glass and sun. Uploaded to soundcloud.com by Dean Hughes.
‘JOURNEYS ARE OFTEN A SEARCH FOR REVELATION. IN THIS TRADITION SOME OF THE GREATEST HAVE BEEN MADE BY THOSE KEEPING STILL.’
Roger Ackling March 1990
This is the quote from Jacques Derrida
The thought of drawing, a certain pensive pose, a memory of the trait that speculates, as in a dream, about its own possibility. Its potency always develops on the brink of blindness.
Derrida, Jacques, Memoirs of the Blind, the Self Portrait and other Ruins, trans. Pascale-Anne Brault and Michael Naas (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1993).
And here is the text that refers to drawing as an ‘intransitive activity’. Hope it is useful.