Aleksandra Mir

Drawing Room

LONDON—Drawing Room. A collective live drawing extravaganza resulting in one mural sized work, choreographed by me and performed together with a group of assistants who worked in the gallery space and public view for three weeks, completing the work over 900 drawing hours, 100 lunches, 300 cups of tea and endless playlists. My objectives were to push drawing beyond the confines of the small-scale, manageable sheet of paper towards a larger unruly reality; at once a stage set, a choreography and a performative act. The process blended many art forms into one continuous activity where a lot was determined beforehand, but as much left to the energies and personalities of the people who occupied the space and the daily goings on there

Aleksandra Mir, Drawing Room, Press Release, 2014