Call me sentimental for proposing life drawing sessions to a school built on the idea of an ‘Electronic Bauhaus’. Maybe it’s because attention and care remain to be pretty analog beasts and I would like to practice caring and paying attention together with you this semester, in this post-digital existence. We’ll use the format of collective life drawing sessions (Aktzeichnen) as a setup to look at, study, imitate, remember, exercise and talk about the same thing – for the course of one evening, no preparation needed, come as you are. This “same thing” can be a body (naked, clothed, still, moving), but also objects, images or sounds. Silence surely helps to focus, yet we remain living bodies and, as you know, Intensive Care is a bloody business.
This semester’s KD presentation series will take place as part of “Intensive Care” and you are welcome to to plan a session, too!