Notes on a Table series, performance drawing,Drawn Together: Maryclare Foá, Jane Grisewood, Birgitta Hosea, Carali McCall, June – August 2016
Notes on a Table (Peckham) 5 June 2016 Notes on a Table (Kleine Red) 2 July 2016 Notes on a Table (Folkestone Green) and (Folkestone Blue) 25 August 2016, performance drawing @ Whelkboy Gallery, Creative Quarter, Folkestone Notes on a Table (Markings) 8–9 July 2016, ‘Markings: Illustration and Performance Festival’ @ Central Saint Martins, Granary Square Kings Cross London. Drawn Together performed in the Lethaby Gallery (drawing 240 x 128 cm). Along with live performances the festival included a symposium, film screening, workshops and exhibitions with broad themes on theatre, fashion and drawing.
Perform-ance Confer-ence @ Dove Street Studios, Norwich 28 November 2014 Blind Lines, two-hour performance drawing, with eyes closed throughout, using the wall as a canvas. The audience was invited to replicate the action and sensation of drawing ‘blind’ on the gallery wall. The event explored the relationship between artist and audience, and questioned the response to live action. Presented by Hannah Turner Wallis.
Supported by Norwich Arts Centre and Other/Other/Other.
reveal/conceal @ House no.25 London N16, 26 November 2014 Six-hour wall drawings, covering in dark and uncovering in light, with Carali McCall and documented by photographer Marco Berardi, during the early stages of the internal demolition of a Victorian 4-storey house. Graphite durational wall drawing, 400 x 220 cm; Acrylic paint on glass durational drawing, 110 x 110 cm
Performance drawing Line Dialogue (above left) and a selection of my paintings, drawings and photographs (above right) have featured in Jeremy Brock’s play, ‘The Blackest Black’, Hampstead Downstairs theatre 9 January – 8 February 2014
Artist friend and performance drawing collaborator, Carali McCall writes:
.. …Demonstrating the crossover from one artistic medium to another, writer Jeremy Brock took inspiration from artist Jane Grisewood, and as part of the second act of the play, a short version of Line Dialogue was performed by the actors as a 3-minute detail of our longer durational 1 to 2 hour drawing performances. … … The following extract from theinterview with writer Jeremy Brock, discussing his new play, with Hampstead’s features editor, Susie Benson, reveals the trigger for The Blackest Black: … … … Brock has always been interested in science ‘with an amateur’s obtuseness and enthusiasm’, especially the way scientists seem to ‘engage their imaginations and the whole of themselves’. But the trigger for The Blackest Black was meeting an artist, Jane Grisewood, at a party and hearing that she was just about to start a secondment at a US government observatory in Tucson: ‘All those feelings I’ve had about art and science suddenly came together and I realised I just needed to go.’ Laughingly he adds that it might sound ‘rather stalkerish’ but Grisewood was happy for him to research while she was completing her project, and watching the way she approached her work was very instructive…. … … Read full interview: The Blackest Black
see earlier post: The Blackest Black 8 February 2013 Hampstead Theatre Director: Michael Longhurst Designer: Oliver Townsend
Cast: Ian Bonar, John Light, Charity Wakefield
Photographs by Robert Day and Becky Paris, Hampstead Theatre
Mourning Lines in ‘Book Act’ @ The Tetley, Leeds, March 2014 Live performance 9 March 2014 accompanied by video (2006/2014)
and artist book (2010)
3 book set in slipcase acquired by the Tate Library Collection
Since the first ‘ash walk’ in 2005, and subsequent video a year later, I have performed Mourning Lines many times in many different ways, from drawing lines on paper, to simply walking between familiar and poignant places. For this event Mourning Lines comprised of three different media: Performance: 30-minute performance drawing with invitation to the audience to participate; charcoal on paper, overall 500 x 75 cm Video:Recording of live performance trailing ash on 500-metre walk between home and the village burial ground. DVD; silent; 9’42”; filmed and edited by Ron Suffield Book:Accompanying book with sequence of 7 graphite drawings made during walks.