CAS Research Group; Drawing Languages for Dissent
Monday 1 June 2020
Live Session Notes:
Mathematics and circles – WJ
“There is value in the ramble” ML
“Are we aware of the moments of resisting coherency?” YNG
“A clear idea of what I’m doing makes me get stuck” YNG
ML intention – notice how the two aspects work together
Dada as Random
Annie: “Where I start defines where I end”
[12:18, 6/1/2020] Gained self awareness
“I allowed following lines of thought to become restrictive” – ML
Self awareness = desire to dissent from rigid thoughts? ML
“A reflection of how I’m looking at it” YNG
Participants were asked to bring an image for one of the other artists to respond to using William Kentridges peripheral thinking.
[09:53, 6/1/2020] Elizabeth Hammond: I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to select a picture to include and I won’t be able to join you all this morning either 😩 Neither of my children are back at school so life continues apace here!
Today’s drawing based on Will’s Fordingbridge photo that recalled wartime relicts in the landscape, specifically Greenham Common, which is local to me.
– Amanda Bates
‘Thinking about thinking’ – Will Jackson
This is my ‘drawing’ from today. It is, as Maija said, more an examination of process – not that it started out that way! But I found it fascinating and revelatory. It ties in with other ideas I have been pursuing lately to do with the objects we keep and the spaces we inhabit. Sitting on my bedside table is Georges Perec’s Species of Spaces and Other Places. I dip into this regularly and always find something of interest. Has anyone else come across this book?
[WhatsApp 13:47, 6/1/2020] Annie Hitchcock : As a thinking exercise it really worked and has definitely inspired me to keep going. And Will, I do hope you find the book. Peter is a really interesting character and I will look forward to hearing what you think if and when you find the book.
[09:14, 6/2/2020] Karen Wood: I watched 25 mins at 9pm of the recording last night – great research group Monday. my response follows!
What Happens at the Edges?
what is around you?
for 5 minutes!
tulips drying outside
in the lounge
instead of the POD
where I would
why do I
by a row
not caring how I draw
I am using
is in the POD
a geometric shape
in all I see
in the POD
to fit in my art
Maija’s Edit: Large text occurred in the copy and paste but I left the accidental formatting because it was interesting. Karen, remove if you like.
Responding to photograph provided by Amanda Bates
[11:28, 6/2/2020] Karen Wood: Great drawing!!! Red & yellow black links to mine!
[11:28, 6/2/2020] Maija: I did almost gave her blue nipples which would make it even more colour match haha