Draw to Perform: Drawing Performance Symposium

Draw to Perform – A Three day symposium about Drawing Performance

Participating artists: John Court, Tony Orrico, Michel Platnic, dolanbay, Michael Namkung, Vera Martins, Daniel Ben-Hur, Judith ann Braun, Stuart Brisley, Robert Luzar, Kimbal Quist Bumstead, Katrina Brown, Ram Samocha, Hannah Turner Wallis, Nazir Tanbouli, Sally Madge, Jane Grisewood, Carali McCall, Maryclare Foá, Birgitta Hosea, Diogo Pimentão.

On 5, 6 and 7 of December 2013 Arebyte Gallery and Performance Space will hold ‘Draw to Perform’, a three-day symposium curated by artist Ram Samocha. The symposium will concentrate on the connection between performance art and drawing and the relevance of drawing as a modern medium. The symposium includes video screenings, live drawing performances, talks and lectures by artists and art historians.
This symposium aims to promote the growing stream of live drawing performance, to distinguish it as a unique entity and allow it to rise from the eclectic, wider definition of performance art.
The twenty participating artists all consider their body of work to be fundamentally concerned with drawing, in that for them drawing connects elements of line, movement, space and time.
In their practice, mark-making is often a result of gesture and body movement. For some, drawing is rather conceived as installation, video, performance, painting, writing and animation. Many of the participating artists are interested in exploring idea of trace as memory and in connection to temporality. Others focus on the physical and sensorial experience of drawing, either in relation to human body proportions or to physical exercise.

We invite all art lovers, drawing fans and students to attend this free-of-charge three-day event, to follow the symposium and to participate in the discussion.
For more information about ‘Draw to Perform’, please contact: hello or ram_samocha

Day 1 – Screening Night: Thursday, 5th December. From 6-10pm at arebyte gallery.
Video performances by John Court, Tony Orrico, Michel Platnic, dolanbay, Michael Namkung, Vera Martins, Daniel Ben-Hur, Judith ann Braun, Stuart Brisley, Diogo Pimentão.
Day 2 – Live Performances: Friday, 6th December. From 6-10pm at Performance Space.
Live drawing performances by Robert Luzar, Kimbal Quist Bumstead, Katrina Brown, Ram Samocha, Hannah Turner Wallis, Nazir Tanbouli, Sally Madge, Jane Grisewood and Carali McCall, John Court.
Day 3 – Discussion Day: Saturday, 7th December. From 2-6pm at Performance Space.

Discussion panel with Ram Samocha (‘Draw to Perform’ curator), Nick Kaye (Professor of Performance Studies, University of Exeter) and selected artists. Interview with artist Tony Orrico. Artist talks by Maryclare Foá and Birgitta Hosea, and by selected artists.

– Free entrance –

http://www.arebyte.com/
http://www.performancespace.org/
arebyte gallery – Unit 4, White Post Lane, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, London UK E9 5EN
Performance Space – Unit 6 Hamlet Industrial Estate, 96 White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN

Draw to Perform A Three day symposium about Drawing Performance.pdf

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