Blind Lines, Jane Grisewood 2019
Line/Extended,Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire
Jane Grisewood works across drawing, photography, print and performance. Her practice is an ongoing exploration into time and memory where line, repetition and duration are recurring themes. Grisewood uses her body as a performative tool to create a line. During the opening reception of Line/Extended, Grisewood recreated her two-hour drawing performance Blind Lines in which she drew with graphite directly onto the Gallery wall with her eyes closed throughout. Visitors were invited to replicate the action and sensation of drawing ‘blind’ – exploring the relationship between artist and viewer.
‘UH Artists in Conversation’
“For Jane Grisewood in particular, the meditative process of drawing over a large vertical surface, with her eyes closed, is a meditative process that draws her attention inwards for the 2-hour duration of her performance.”
Dr Barbara Brownie
Blind Lines 2014-19
Performance Drawing, approx. 2 hours
Line Dialogue VI (2013), Carali McCall and Jane Grisewood
30-minute performance drawing in front of live audience, charcoal and graphite, overall 400 x 200 cm. ‘Draw to Perform’ exhibition at Performance Space, Hackney, London.
Draw to Perform is a three-day symposium on performance drawing curated by Ram Samocha at Arbeit Gallery and the ]Performance Space[ in Hackney Wick, London from 5-7 December 2013.
Carali McCall and Jane Grisewood will perform live on Thursday 6th December at the ]Performance Space[ between 6-10pm. Maryclare Foa and Birgitta Hosea will give a performative lecture as part of a series of discussions and talks about performance drawing on Saturday 7th December from 2-6pm at the ]Performance Space[.
For documentation of Carali McCall and Jane Grisewood’s performance see: http://janegrisewood.wordpress.com/2013/12/10/draw-to-perform.
2011 IADE CONFERENCE
Senses and Sensibility in Lisbon
6th UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference, 6-8 October 2011
and Drawing Research Network Conference, 5 October 2011
IADE, Avenida D.Carlos 1,4, 1200-649, Lisbon, Portugal
Carali McCall and Jane Grisewood are presenting their paper, The Sense of Drawing: An Approach to Drawing, Marking and Experiencing Time, at the 6th UNIDCOM/IADE International Conference in Lisbon on 6 October. The paper discusses collaborative drawing practice through their work in the performance drawing collective with Birgitta Hosea and Maryclare Foá, focusing on two previous works that address drawing as way of knowing and communicating how the body traces and experiences duration. It references Fluxus, and engages with theories and concepts by Deleuze and Merleau-Ponty to develop the notion of becoming and the experience of the body in space and time.
In addition to the paper, on the preceding day at the DRN conference, Carali and Jane will be performing a new work that explores the physicality of ‘drawing a line’. Shifting beyond drawing that marks, it will test the energy and reciprocity between their bodies in movement.
We are associated with the International Centre for Fine Art Research.
Each member of Drawn Together has a website documenting their individual practice:
MaryClare Foá’s performance drawing is in response to the environment. She investigates how a drawing affects an environment and how that environment might affect that drawing.
Jane Grisewood uses the ‘line’ and the process of ‘drawing’ lines as a way to explore notions of temporality and transience, place and memory. The line is a journey, a between space, always in movement.
Birgitta Hosea investigates animation as performance. Can animation be seen as a type of performance? Where is the site of the performance? Is the process of creating animation performative?
Carali McCall’s artwork traces the relevant essential aspects of process within performance art and sculpture and contributes to locating the specific area she defines as process-led performance art.
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