Languages as Images
Warwick, Warwickshire CV34 4TH
Join artist Elena Cecchinato on a workshop which explore the relation between Writing and Drawing. A voyage into Stories of dots and plots, linear dialogues, figurative speech, marking, mapping, weaving, sense and value, thread and trace. You will attempt to go right there: to the edge between the verbal and the visual.
Both words and drawings, with their signs and meanings, are necessary to space and charge reality. They are both vehicles and mediums to unite and conceive reality, working between the ‘I’ and the world, the interior and the exterior, the knowing and the doing. They allow an opportunity for us not to be subdued by the world, but rather interact with it, transforming it always into new narratives.
Sometimes the body speaks ‘words’ that the brain can’t always rationalize and it is also this incomprehension or disconnection that gives rise to the ‘emergency’ of the New. You will be experiencing gesture, rhythm, intention, memory and improvisation via a ‘writing in the air’ exercise. After all what counts is also the invisible, the jointing energy, the secret connections: what moves the hand, what lightens the eye and fires the mind.
You will create visible abstractions by colouring words and drawing with texts. Please bring along a copy of one page from your favourite piece of writing.
There are only 15 places available for this workshop. Please book in advance through the Festival Box Office on 01926 776438