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Draw to Perform: Exploring the performance of drawing

Draw to Perform
]Performance Space[
London, December 2013
Curated by Ram Samocha

In this lecture a live and a virtual speaker performed, in conversation with each other and the audience, to open up the concept of performance drawing: expanding, gathering, attracting and amassing interdisciplinary and collaborative perspectives, that go beyond notions of paper, the permanent mark and the individual markmaker.

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Original Photo by M Neta

Maryclare Foa demonstrated, depicted and described a poetics of performance drawing while being virtually assisted, contradicted, instructed and animated by Birgitta Hosea, one of her collaborators in Performance Drawing Collective projects. Finally, the audience followed instructions given by the speakers to create a collective performance drawing.

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Draw to Perform

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.

Drawn Together

Performance Drawing

MaryClare Foá, Jane Grisewood, Birgitta Hosea and Carali McCall are collaborating as ‘Drawn Together’ on projects to address the relationship to body and presence, time and space through performance drawing.

Tracing a dialogue with the line in their individual practice, they collectively materialise performances incorporating mark-making, animation, sound and video. In their first collaboration, line process echo repeat, Foá, drawing through sound, developed a drawn score and contemporary songline, while Hosea created an interactive digital performance with projected animation. Led by process and repetitive movement, Grisewood and McCall performed a one-hour wall drawing, marking time and challenging endurance.

The artists’ diverse practices intersect through the shared concerns with how performative drawing can in different ways reveal temporal and spatial understanding of place and space. Their personal approaches allow numerous narratives to be played out in a single location.

Drawn Together… an introduction

Images from Drawn Together

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.