Session at AAANZ Conference 2019: Ngā Tūtaki – Encounter/s: Agency, Embodiment, Exchange, Ecologies

This session examines embodied and performative drawing practices within the disciplines of art, architecture and, more broadly, spatial practice. It is interested in the ways in which bodies and drawings interact – in both the making of, and encountering, drawings. 

With examples in mind such as Kazuo Shiraga’s performative body painting; Fred Sandback’s in situ thread sculptures of the 1970s; Melissa Gould’s evocative ‘Floor Plan’ (1991); Andrea Zittel’s ‘A-Z Carpet Furniture’ (1993); and the Gilbreths’ early 20th century time and motion studies: This session asks what terrain do embodied and performative drawing practices now inhabit in the post-digital realm? What relationship do they have with the notion of full-scale drawing, decoupled from intended simulation of proposed built spaces? 

Papers may consider, but are not limited to, aspects such as drawing’s relationship to: interpretations of built space, interrogations of scale, especially the notion of full-scale or 1:1, documentation of patterns and habits of inhabitation, the body in space, the materiality and physicality, or the temporality of drawings.

  • Session convenor: Marian Macken, School of Architecture and Planning, the University of Auckland
  • Submit paper proposals to: [email protected]