30,000 sheets of paper, eleven hours and thirty two minutes, a collector, a curator, an architect, and her associate, this exhibition is the product of a day spent with the Drawing Matter Collection. We convened in the archive on 21 January 2017 and between 8:44 am and 8:16 pm embarked upon what could be considered a delirious dérive, with no preconceptions, no rules, and no clear objectives except to make a selection of drawings before the fading of natural light at sunset and dinnertime. We began with the drawings themselves, led as much visually and historically, as through chance encounters provoked through the alphabetical system of the plan chests. Thematics, categories, sets of relations, bodies of work and key drawings began to emerge. The process was intuitive and grew out of the impromptu logic of the day, in which we detected patterns, consistencies, juxtapositions, and attributes of drawing that crossed historical periods around which to assemble our selection. The nearly 200 drawings retrieved from the collection are presented here as first lines of inquiry that begin with the immediacy of the drawing itself, to provoke discourse, a deeper look and further investigation.