M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Leuvenstraat 32, 2000 Antwerp (BE)
IS IT THE SCENIC ROUTE OR JUST THE LONG WAY ROUND?
Drawing performances by visitors
Saturday March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4.
Climb the stairs and look out at the city. Pick up the binoculars and look through them. Can you see a painting above a television? A leaf fall? A hand close a window? Can you read the time on the person’s watch? Imagine their shoes. A cat sleeping on a sunny ledge opens its eyes.
If you come and make a drawing with me, I will ask you to close your eyes, picture the view from the window, and draw it in one continuous line. Your mind’s eye will be at the tip of your pencil. Your drawing, along with others, will create a new cityscape. Many things are visible, but many are hidden, and your memories and imaginings will fill in the gaps.
PRETEXT will generate a book during the course of the MER Lodger exhibition. Whenever the software generates a page it is printed. These pages will be gathered together to make a unique book. Every PRETEXT processed page should be read as an abstract image.
(A pretext is an excuse to do or say something that is not accurate.)