—–> Monday, August 5th, 2013 @ 3:00 – 9:00pm
Invisible Drawings: GREY AREA
Using homemade giant brushes and water as a medium, calligraphers practice their writing in the parks in Beijing. Inspired from this, Invisible Drawings: GREY AREA is part performance, part graffiti, and part social experiment. The project is a process-based experiment that aims to connect artistic practices across disciplines, nationalities and backgrounds within the fields of drawing and performance.
Using commonplace materials, public spaces and private spaces are utilized; the action of production becomes as important as the drawing itself. Spontaneity and improvisation are the methods of exploration in the creation of objects as well as ephemeral works.
Using Eastern philosophy and ink painting as a departure point, our references include Trisha Brown, the Fluxus and the Japanese Gutai movement, Joseph Beuys’ social sculpture or gesamtkunstwerk, amoung others. This project provides a space for reimagining and recontextualizing Western art practices and their relation to Eastern thought such as Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism etc. At the moment, we seek to find a meeting point in which the transposition of the environment through the artist, whether through the medium of painting or dance, can be combined together.
*On Monday, August 5, from 3 to 7 pm, dancer WOOGURU (KR) and painter Christine Cheung (CAN) will conduct an open studio/public workshop that will enable people in the community the opportunity to draw and write on a large scale outdoors using giant brushes and water. WOOGURU and Cheung will be using the street as an open studio, introducing texts about time into their explorations.
**From 7 to 9 pm, through a more structured workshop session, participants will learn more about the connection between breathing, body movement, sound and gestural drawing.
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