Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis
DRAWING ON DRAWING A HYPOTHESIS
A performance lecture by Nikolaus Gansterer and Emma Cocker
Nikolaus Gansterer in collaboration with the UK based writer Emma Cocker present a performance lecture based on the publication, Drawing a Hypothesis. Using processes of cross-reading and live drawing, their performance lecture approaches the publication as a reader might thumb through a book; where certain sections appear to be lingered over, while others are skimmed in the search for key words and phrases, evocative fragments and extractions.
Their reading suggests that books like Drawing a Hypothesis might not always need to be read in a linear or logical way, but rather are to be dipped into, allowing for detours and distractions within the event of diagrammatic reading itself. The lecture takes the figures of thought at the heart of Drawing a Hypothesis as points of departure for exploring and performing the correlations between thinking and drawing. Addressing the shifting and ambivalent properties of image, symbol and drawing within the publication, it asks, “how can these visual artefacts be comprehended?”
Live-Performances and Screenings:
– 22 Sept 2011: MHKA, Antwerp, Belgium.
– 27 Oct 2011: KNAW, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
– 18 Nov 2011: Kunsthall, Bergen, Norway.
– 23 Nov 2011: Kunsthalle Project Space, Vienna, Austria.
– 02 Feb 2012: "Die Materialität der Diagramme", NGBK, Berlin, Germany.
– 03 Feb - 14 March 2012: Archive Books in Berlin, Germany.
– 13 April - 12 May 2012: "A study on Knowledge", Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria.
– 20 Sept 2012: Lehrerzimmer, Bern, Switzerland.
– 20 March 2013: Subnet Talk, at the KunstQuartier, Salzburg, Austria.
– Sept - Dec 2013: 4th Athens Biennale, Athens, Greece.
– May - Sept 2013: "When Thought becomes Matter...", Kunstraum Niederösterreich, Vienna, Austria.
– 2014: "Drawing on Drawing", Open Festival, Museumsquartier, Vienna , Austria.
– 2014: "Inventing Temperature", KCC, London, UK.
– 2014: "My Brain is in my Inkstand", Cranbrook Museum, Detroit, US.
– "Gedanken zeichnen", Roland Fischer, Der Bund Online, 21.09.2012.