Microresidency Auriea Harvey


"How can I approach drawn depiction of dance with a similar connection to my body as the dancer has to their own? Rather than treating drawing as a sort of dance in which I make marks, I wish to collaborate with dancers on a series of drawings. This microresidency meeting will be a few hours exchange of vocabulary and transfer of disciplines between participants, to help me better understand the material and conceptual possibilities of this notion. Through Drawing and Dancing with a group I hope to learn more about what it means to draw the body in motion."

We can discuss the formal historical practices of both disciplines.

  1. What is the history of dancing? What formal dances are parallel to different eras in the history of visual arts?
  2. What is drawing performance today?
  3. In what ways can drawing be choreographically described?
  4. The importance of sets and costumes to a dance performance.

Drawing is looking and looking again. Rhythm, repetition, structure and gesture in a dance offer intervals for different kinds of looking.

  1. Can drawing trigger a different kind of dance? What does it mean for a dancer to be watched?
  2. How do dancers choreograph a gaze?

Possible outcomes could be:

  1. A scenario for a dance to be drawn.
  2. Ideas for custom drawing tools made as an interface between dancer and drawer


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