The École des Beaux-Arts d'Angers is letting us use some of its studios to produce the pieces for the show. We used the metal workshop to weld together a small part of one of the sculptures.
We have been working in the office that Jean René Morice has kindly lent us. So far we have the beginnings of four sculptures and three paintings, all based on the drawings and sculptures that the students produced in the workshops we held over the past few weeks.
For the third session we asked the students to write a written description of an artwork from the FRAC Pays de la Loire, these descriptions were passed on and a clay model made from the description.
Here are the Broken Telephone drawings - each set of drawings started off as one of the works from the FRAC Pays de la Loire collection. The artwork was looked at, memorised, drawn from memory, and that drawing passed on to the second player, who then memorises the drawing, draws it from memory and so on.
Series starting with Michel Sanejouand - Calligraphie d'humeur, 1971
Series starting with Markus Raetz - Profil, 1987
Series starting with Emmanuel Pereire - Sans titre, sans date
They're possibly not all here, but here are most of the results of our drawing/writing game.
This week we gave the students pictures of a selection of artworks from the FRAC des Pays de la Loire, and asked them to write descriptions of the artworks in order that someone else would be able to redraw the artwork just from reading the description. The description was passed to the second player, who redrew the work, this drawing was passed to the third who would write a description and so on and so forth.
On Thursday we had our first drawing game session with the students from ESTHUA. We played a 'Broken Telephone' game in which a drawing is memorised and redrawn, the new drawing passed to the next player who then memorises it, redraws it, and passes it on, etc.
We spent the morning looking at works in the FRAC Pays de la Loire vault to select for our exhibition. We are particularly interested in the works of Emmanuel Pereire, of which there are hundreds.