A participatory music drawing event using Silent Disco technology. This event is a chance for anyone to try out music drawing by drawing alongside artist Naomi Kendrick in the Band on The Walls club space, which will become both silent disco and enormous drawing surface for the night.
The fascinating method of drawing music Naomi Kendrick has developed has the act of listening and physical response is at it's core. Through drawing in this way she attempts to bring an immediate connection between mind and body that results in a drawing. This process often involves working with her eyes closed and using both hands, moving in response to the layers and speed of the sound heard, and building up an energetic drawing of layered marks.
This event is to encourage other people to draw and respond to the music in their own unique way.
The silent disco technology will silently deliver an eclectic mix of music, selected in collaboration with musicians, to head phones worn by myself and the participants as we draw. Two different channels of music can be chosen from via the headphones meaning you could be drawing classical music whilst your neighbour draws reggae! Every now and again the music will be 'played out' to be heard by everyone, connecting peoples movements and drawings with the music. this will create a playful space where the idea of a solitary, internal perception and a shared act of creativity can be explored.
This is an accessible event open to all ages.
This event will begin at 7.30pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open for delicious food and drinks from 5.30pm.
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I am interested in creating work that by engaging people with the senses offers a ‘full’ experience and personal connection to my artwork. My work includes multi sensory installations, sculpture, drawing and participatory events, where people are invited to explore my work through interaction and encouraged to respond, through creating something themselves.
My practice is currently dominated by drawing music. This began in 1999, when as part of research into creating and experiencing art without focusing on the visual; I spent a week wearing special glasses that gave me the effect of having severe cataracts. My method of drawing music has grown to become an investigation into the act of listening and response, as well as creating a connection between mind and body that results in a drawing. I have recently collaborated with musicians and dancers to expand on these ideas.
I have drawn music with friends and during workshops on many occasions and am often moved by the response it evokes in people. Responding to music can be so many things, personal, yet something we often do in groups, fun, thought provoking and most of all a release, something we all need.
I am an Artist, workshop facilitator and consultant based in Manchester, and currently Artist in Residence at Salford University.