pigment marker, acrylic, linen (residue of the performance)
90 x 245 cm
Conversation - an exhibition of performative drawing in social situations
Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
26 February - 28 March 2009
A title work for the show, CONVERSATION, was made during a series of conversations which took place at Helen Maxwell Gallery during 3 days (26, 27, 28 February 2009). The artist archived these conversations through drawing on a piece of linen hanging on the level of the human torso. The drawing happened between the face of the artist's conversation partner and the artist's face.
"My aim was to investigate and archive the intensity created/provoked between people during such conversations. The drawing which is the outcome, reveals shapes, simplified siluettes/portraits of the participants." - Gosia Wlodarczak