Saturday, 20 August 2011

The Drawing Experiment

The Drawing Experiment was a one week project where the main space at Stade Hall was temporarily turned into an improvised drawing studio. Eight artists were invited to take part, and with no proposed outcome, given the chance to simply draw, collaborate and experiment.

The artists from a broad range of backgrounds including sculpture, architecture & performance all held drawing as key in some way or form to their practice.

The walls and floors were coasted in rolls of Fabriano paper and the experiment began. Artists came and went at different times, and responded to each other as the work built. Work included interactive drawing machines, mapping of the space, large-scale wall drawings and conceptual interventions. On the final weekend, members of the public were invited to join in with wall and floor drawings, and to interact with a digital drawing device projected onto the wall which created sound pieces in response to individual drawings.