ACTION ! : PERFORMING DRAWING
Drawing is often considered as a performance art that requires endurance and physical effort but also a live observational skill. It is therefore readily associated with dance, artistic conferences, activism, music, and more.
An experimental form, it is an exchange in time and in a specific location in which marks indicate the trace of a gesture or thought as visual measures of sometimes ephemeral and quasi imponderable experiences.
During performances and recordings of drawing actions, the drawing tool is reinvented and specific fields extended. Sinuous lines can lead to the written and spoken word, musical interpretation, choreographed gestures, and topographies in the transitory space of art. Lines, sheets and diagrams dance, play, shout and think – performing drawing.
Joana P. R. Neves, Artistic Director