The live-art event series Some Loose Assemblies continues at Hundred Years Gallery on October 13 with performances featuring Birgitta Hosea, Carali McCall, and Claire Zakiewicz.
Each artist will present new works that explore the drawn line and drawing’s relation to the human body, time and space. The performances will draw on practices that prioritise the act of creation over the final results of those actions. Performance drawing has historically encompassed visual art, theatre, dance and music and all the artists incorporate interdisciplinary collaborations and crossovers in their practices. The three individual works will highlight the highly flexible emerging field of performance drawing, which is not confined to any one definition.
There will be music by celebrated musicians in the international improvised music scene; Emily Suzanne Shapiro, Isadora Edwards, Caroline Kraabel and Keisuke Matsui.
Hosea and McCall recently co-authored Performance Drawing: New Practices since 1945 (Bloomsbury, 2020) and Zakiewicz contributed to The Aesthetics of Imperfection in Music and the Arts: Spontaneity, Flaws and the Unfinished (Bloomsbury, 2020).
The authors will be available to sign books at the event and a few copies will be available to buy on request.
We ask audience members to please wear masks downstairs. The full programme will be presented twice, at 7:00pm and 8:30pm. There will be maximum capacity of 10 people for each time slot. Audiences are invited to sign up for one of these two slots.
Birgitta Hosea is a time-based media artist working with experimental drawing, performance and expanded animation to create durational images, live events, experiential installations and short films that expand the concept of the moving image out of the screen and into the present moment.
Recent exhibitions include National Gallery X; Venice & Karachi Biennales; Oaxaca & Chengdu Museums of Contemporary Art; InspiralLondon and Hanmi Gallery, Seoul. Included in the Tate Britain and Centre d’Arte Contemporain archives, she has received an Adobe Impact Award, a MAMA Award for Holographic Arts and an honorary fellowship of the Royal Society of the Arts. Currently Professor of Moving Image at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, she was previously Head of Animation at the Royal College of Art and prior to that at Central Saint Martins, where she completed a practice-based PhD in animation as a form of performance. She has written a number of publications on performance drawing and experimental animation, is co-author (with FoÃ¡, Grisewood and McCall) of Performance Drawing: New Practices Since 1945 (Bloomsbury, 2020) and co-curator of Performance Drawing 2021 (Centre for Recent Drawing, London, 2021).
Carali McCall is a London based artist whose practice is engaged in drawing and performance; awarded her MFA at Slade School of Art, UCL and PhD at Central Saint Martins UAL, McCall is co-author of the Bloomsbury publication ‘Performance Drawing: New Practices since 1945’ (2020) and author of the upcoming publication ‘The Body in Landscape’ (2022); she is currently participating in the inaugural Turps Banana MASS Correspondence course 20/21, and undergoing a residency at The Centre for Recent Drawing (London UK) with fellow co-authors of Performance Drawing.
McCall’s work is in private and public collections and recently had a solo exhibition with Gryder Gallery (New Orleans USA), where she performed a live endurance-based performance drawing. McCall has been awarded Arts Council England funding for the artwork, Run Vertical (Running up the side of a Building) and is involved in rigorous academic research, affiliated with research groups such as Land2, Sensingsite and The Landscape Research Group.
Claire Zakiewicz is an interdisciplinary artist living in London and NYC. She has a background in improvised and experimental music, which she incorporates into her performance drawing and painting practice.
She was named in the New York’s top ten artists list in Art511 magazine in 2019. Zakiewicz has written a number of articles and essays on performing drawing. She contributed a chapter for The Aesthetics of Imperfection: Spontaneity, Flaws and the Unfinished (Bloomsbury), 2020. Her works have been shown at galleries, performance venues and institutions including Tate Tanks and Tate Britain, for the exhibitions Tweet Me Up (2011) and Label (2012), at Landmark, Bergen for the performance Engastromyths Quakers and Shamans (commissioned by Ny Musikk, 2009) and most recently she produced a collaborative performance painting titled Writing the Future for Future Visions, Hounslow (2021), funded by the Arts Council, England. Past residencies have included Bill Young’s Dance Studio (New York), USF Bergen, (Norway), The Mothership (New York), Point B Worklodge (New York) and Cill Rialaig (Ireland). Zakiewicz studied at Chelsea College of Art, Anglia Ruskin University and London Metropolitan University.