Distance Drawing is a collaborative project together with Sarah-Athina Nahas and I that is produced during the time of self-isolation due to COVID-19 and translates artists continuing working in a crisis.

 

We are both investigating drawing in our practices and with this ongoing project we are bringing to you both of our universes. Being separated by 2800 kilometers(London-Riga), we are trying to create a virtual bridge and visually merge our drawings to create one complete work.

 

While drawing simultaneously, we wish to connect two stories while anticipating where the other person might place elements of the drawing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Find our interview about the project and the full video 'In Limbo' here

 

DISTANCE DRAWING

FOUR HANDS MEET

Live sound by Noel Kan

POEM 

 

In Limbo

 

When your head spins around

And

Around

And 

Around

And Around

It becomes

 

Round.

 

Such a simple shape for such a complicated mechanism.

 

A picture to imagine - Calm room; corner; swinging horse-cahir; Persona 1:

Hands moves within the action and pets your own hair. Just like mother used to do. Such a satisfying

 

feeling feeling feeling emotional feelings.

 

 

Emotions.

 

 

They stay and fill the room of tension on the side, to watch and comment on you. 

 

 

As a distant viewer

 

 

becoming your own personal trainer that knows the best. Or at least, thinks that way. Giving compliments about the joy and bringing up past events for the desert for dinner monologues.

 

Emotions likes to talk but not always they need a partner for that. Motion. Action.

Turn.

Backside.

 

The circus of life with sentimental colors and 

 

Intimite hours of sleep and self awarness just before opening the eyes from the awakening. 

 

Just please, don’t forget yourself.

 

 

 

Quarantine schedule for day 51.

Usually performed by illustrators, a 'concert dessiné' or 'drawn concert' is a live screening of the making of a drawing accompanied by live sound.

 

 

'Four Hands Meet' is an experimental take on the traditional concert dessiné where twelve carefully paired visual and / or audio artists come together to reiterate the concept in their own terms.