Saturday, January 28, 2012

Drawing Spirited Bodies

I've signed up with The Drawing Theatre (a part of the London Drawing organization) to participate in their first event of 2012: The Drawing Theatre - With Spirited Bodies.

They invite "a cast of up to 30 models to create a progressive day-long scene, morphing and moving throughout the day. Prepare to leave your regular life drawing class at the door." 

Sounds interesting. 

Another quote:
"The sessions are a result of a six year creative life drawing program facilitated by London Drawing at Tate Modern and combine elements of performance and movement, light and sound to create an unforgettable drawing experience which aims to re-invent the traditional concept of life drawing."

Two years ago I participated in a drawing session at Tate Modern, also run by London Drawing. A typical pose was 10 - 30 seconds. After 4 hours I had one drawing worth saving and dozens of unfinished drawings made up of 2 or 3 strokes. But it was a memorable experience, partly because I got to hang out in Tate Modern after hours.

This drawing session takes place at the Battersea Arts Centre. 

"Using low-fi experimental drawing materials and techniques, participants explore the human figure in hidden spaces and beautiful architecture, turning inspiration into drawings, collages and 3D drawings."

I'm not exactly sure what I've signed up for here, but I'll find out February 11, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., while Robin is doing research at the British Library. 

Meanwhile, to prepare, I'm drawing spirited bodies in our apartment.

No, Robin's knee has not moved down close to her ankle. These things just happen with "spirited -bodies" drawings.