THE DRAWING COLLECTIVE
Willem Breynaert and Hallveig Agustsdottir
'Drawing is a language that we all learned to 'speak' at a young age. Once upon a time we were all smooth draftsmen. Apparently we have lost that 'dare' somewhere under the pressure of other people's judgment or cultural expectations.'
The drawing collective of the Summer Academy 2023 can best be seen as a laboratory or workplace where individual and collective drawing processes and results will influence and feed each other for a whole week.
We explore the world of signs (line, plane, shape, texture, color) created by using different drawing materials: chalk, tape, pencil, stamps, marker, light…
We draw in the broad sense of the word and the emphasis is clearly on the writing or drawing language. Prior knowledge is not immediately necessary. Anyone can draw or create signs.
In the morning we work together in the laboratory in a number of workshops, where we sometimes work collectively (joint decisions on one sheet) and then again collaboratively (individual designs that are subsequently brought together in one whole).
After the afternoon there is time to shape your own drawing research. You can do this by bringing your own material and work or you can start from scratch.
The workshop is open until late at night and there are always interesting research projects waiting to be opened up. Think of drawing with light, drawing robots, drawing with long sticks, blow-ups on walls and windows…
And as befits every researcher-draftsman, we also keep a small collaborative sketchbook on a daily basis. That will be the log of this artistic week in which we tickle our new insights and then share them with each other.
At the end of the week we will show our discoveries during the open lab moment, where we would like to 'test' the drawing experiments and show them to a broad and participatory audience.
max. 12 participants
Who are the coaches?
William Breynaert is a draftsman and visual artist who searches for the language of drawing in all its manifestations.
In addition, Willem is a teacher at Hogent/Kask, where he opens the eyes of visual arts students to the world of images and much more.
The relationship between visual art, music and sound has been providing enormous inspiration and motivation to the visual and performative work of artist Hallveig Agustsdottir for more than 20 years. She creates her own sound drawings in which she often makes the link with other art forms such as music, word and dance.
Hallveig's thoughts and lines have also followed a second path for several years - the walking path. A few years ago, when she reconnected with the environment of her Icelandic childhood, recognizable motifs of plants and flowers spontaneously started to grow in her sketchbooks.
She characterizes her very own way of drawing as an interesting language (just like Icelandic or Dutch) to express herself and to be able to enter into a conversation with the viewer over and over again.
Would you like to know more about the workshop and the coaches? hetzatekencollectief.wixsite.com/website