Thursday, 27 November 2008

Re:::lay Sheffield : London (Ruth)

photography of Ruth and Laura in Sheffield by Julian Hughes.

(please check back soon for excerpts of the performance score)

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Blog Project #3: Translation Drawing

Ask someone who is far away to turn to face you(North, South, East, West, this can be precise or wherever they imagine that to be). Then ask them to describe for you in words their view. As they talk, draw what they describe (we recommend drawing on hardback envelopes, or postcards). When you have finished ask them to do the same for you. To complete the exchange post your drawings back to one another.

This is long distance drawing is a connecting process of translation and interpretation, that we used during the Re:::lay performance walks.
The outcome being a view/drawing created more from the observations and articulations of the person describing and the interpretations of the person drawing, than simply the landscape itself.

If you want to send us photographs the drawings you create as jpeg's via email: we would love to see them and share them here on the blog.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Re:::lay London to Sheffield

"The distance between you is from your fingers to your heart and back again then half way, at a scale of 1:100,000"

Our journey recollected:
Re:::lay London to Sheffield began in 2 places at 11am taking 9 moves and 9 exchanges.

A bound uphill, our route defined by leaf fall.
A defiant stride along the center of the road as we move away from the pavements.
A big view offered - a Conker not found - but a tree befriended.
A shadow and an animal exchanged for a small and big road.
A sprint past the rubbish and a baby.
From your fingers to your heart, back again and half way; Martin to Ruth measured out on a yellow brick wall.
A search for old men revealed many who defy the suggestion of their greying hair and lined faces with a confident stride or peddle power.
A building with a poster on it to Martin's local video shop = London to Sheffield at a scale of 1step =1km
A reach - a turn - and a feeling shared.