Drawing on Windows

collaborative drawing project

The Collaborative Drawing project was focused on transitory places in the Art Department, University of Calgary. During the month of November 2013, I invited students, professors, and passersby to stop and draw the outside view on the department windows. This activity brought an interruption to the flow of corridors and hallways, giving participants a pause to enjoy the experience of seeing. For a moment these transitory sites were transformed into gathering places, engaging the observer by drawing a view that might normally be overlooked.

The video documentation for this project can be seen at

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This project was reproduced at the University of Alberta in Edmonton for the Art and Design Graduate Student Association (ADGSA) symposium and exhibition Performative Ecologies: Thinking Through Research Practices, March 2014. Here is the link with images of the event:

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A third iteration of this project was held at the +15 between the Professional Faculties building and the Education Tower, University of Calgary, May 2104.

 

collaborative drawing invitation

Collaborative Drawing Invitation

reflecting window’s walk

 

During the last week of March 2013,  I invited people to walk around the Art Building terrace, University of Calgary, starting at sunset. On every side of the building, the windows reflect images of the campus and the city of Calgary itself. The reflection of each person was blended with its surrounding as a deeper connection with this place. The objective of the walk was to open new possibilities of understanding, orientation, and connection with the Art Building, the University campus and the city of Calgary . The event had a total of 45 participants. These photographs were sent by  some of  the participants. Thank you Meghan Kim, Olivia Stricker, Marcio Netto, Francis Miu, Jean-Rene Leblanc and Andre Perrone for your contribution.

reflecting window’s walk sign

reflecting window’s walk invitation