EASA2014: Collaboration, Intimacy & Revolution


Does the world draw? A collision of approaches

Location A-007
Date and Start Time 01 August, 2014 at 16:00


Amanda Ravetz (Manchester Metropolitan University) email
Anne Douglas (Robert Gordon University) email
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Short Abstract

This participatory artlab led by visual anthropologist Amanda Ravetz and visual artist Anne Douglas asks whether drawing practice can inform a rethinking of creativity within anthropology.

Long Abstract

Drawing can be explained in at least two ways: exemplifying trace, an inherent capacity or collection of characteristics in an individual (Nancy 2013) e.g. Rembrandt's drawing versus Van Gogh's drawing, the drawing of a particular thing in the world by a particular individual; or as an open-ended, improvisatory movement through the world that marks a line (Ingold, 2011). This may be physical, metaphysical, virtual or real.

This participatory artlab sets out to create a collision between these different approaches to drawing and to use this experience to open a debate about drawing and anthropology.

The 90 minute workshop will offer participants points of access into different aspects of drawing which may include: collaborative, ephemeral, imagistic and relational. It will open into a discussion on the implications of these experiences for an ontology of creativity and for the practices of art/anthropology.

The workshop will happen outside, weather permitting. Old clothing should be worn. Materials will be provided. No formal drawing experience or skill is required.

This panel is closed to new paper proposals.


The panel has no papers to display. Only accepted papers will be shown here.