268 pages | 70 B/W Illus.
Making connections between drama and drawing, Drawing as Performance introduces visual artists and designers to rehearsal techniques, theory, and games as ways of developing image-making and visual communication skills.
Drawing from the fields of theatre and anthropology, this book is full of practical exercises that encourage experimentation and play as methods of making expressive, communicative, and meaningful images. Ideas are adapted from the rehearsal room to the drawing studio, offering artists a fresh approach to translating experiences into visual images. Games and exercises are accompanied by demonstrations and responses from professional practitioners and visual communication students.
This one-of-a-kind book guides students and professionals alike to improvisation, self-expression, and reflective visual communication techniques in order to narrow the gap between the handmade image and inner experience from which artists draw their inspiration.
There’s no such thing as a still life: Image making as a rehearsal process
Drawing from experience: The artist as Model
Drawing, Hunting, Praying: Capturing and responding to movement
Sound – Action – Image: Acting out typography
Image-making in public spaces: The streets as immersive theatre
Re-evalutating the ‘Crit’: The drama of giving and receiving feedback
Making the most of misunderstandings: Between intention and interpretation