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Moving Marks

Moving Marks Moving Marks Brooke Carlson Draw to Perform 3, live drawing performance symposium curated by Ram Samocha, The Crows Nest Gallery, London, July 30–31, 2016. he resurgence of drawing within contemporary art comes at a time in the digital age in which it is important to trace the traditions and conventions of what it means to draw. This resurgence is seen in recent museum exhibitions such as Drawing | THE BOTTOM LINE at S.M.A.K in Belgium (2015–16), annual festivals such as Drawing Now in Paris or The Big Draw in the UK, and in contemporary spaces such as Drawing Room, London (founded in 2002), specifically dedicated to the drawing discipline. Over the past few years, the performative aspect of drawing and the role of the body in the gesture has become increasingly prominent. Evidencing the physicality of the body in the drawing process has risen in response to the continually advancing digitalized and technological versions of writing, drawing, and marking. By crossing over into the field of performance art, artists have begun to explore how far the gesture can be extended regarding method, process, materials, space, and duration. This investigation of performative drawing was highlighted at the international live http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art MIT Press

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Publisher
MIT Press
Copyright
© 2017 Performing Arts Journal, Inc.
ISSN
1520-281X
eISSN
1537-9477
DOI
10.1162/PAJJ_a_00352
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Abstract

Moving Marks Brooke Carlson Draw to Perform 3, live drawing performance symposium curated by Ram Samocha, The Crows Nest Gallery, London, July 30–31, 2016. he resurgence of drawing within contemporary art comes at a time in the digital age in which it is important to trace the traditions and conventions of what it means to draw. This resurgence is seen in recent museum exhibitions such as Drawing | THE BOTTOM LINE at S.M.A.K in Belgium (2015–16), annual festivals such as Drawing Now in Paris or The Big Draw in the UK, and in contemporary spaces such as Drawing Room, London (founded in 2002), specifically dedicated to the drawing discipline. Over the past few years, the performative aspect of drawing and the role of the body in the gesture has become increasingly prominent. Evidencing the physicality of the body in the drawing process has risen in response to the continually advancing digitalized and technological versions of writing, drawing, and marking. By crossing over into the field of performance art, artists have begun to explore how far the gesture can be extended regarding method, process, materials, space, and duration. This investigation of performative drawing was highlighted at the international live

Journal

PAJ: A Journal of Performance and ArtMIT Press

Published: Jan 1, 2017

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