Drawing by walking

Drawing by walking is a project started while hosted in residence in Japan (TWS/TOKAS Residency) and completed in Le Havre (Fort!). The principle consists in walking for a day in one of Tokyo districts and in producing a big drawing condensing this walk on the following day. Walking very slowly in the enclosed and limited space of a garden may be similar to a long walk in a vast space (Kamakura). The body crosses and produces the landscape. It is an unexpected outpouring of the line, an irruption of keen emotion allowed by a set of constraints.

Drawing by walking, general view (TWS/TOKAS Residency)

Drawing by walking, general view (TWS/TOKAS Residency)

drawing by walking  XXIII, pencil on paper, 2x1,1m, 2017

drawing by walking  XXIII, detail

drawing by walking  XX, pencil on paper, 2x1,1m, 2017

drawing by walking XXIV, pencil on paper, 2x1,1m, 2017

drawing by walking XVII, pencil on paper, 2x1,1m, 2017

drawing by walking XVIII, pencil on paper 2x1,1m, 2017

general view of the exhibition, MuMa, Le Havre

general view of the exhibition, MuMa, Le Havre

drawing by walking  XXI, pencil on paper, 2x1,1m, 2016

drawing by walking XX, pencil on paper, 2x1,1m, 2017

drawing by walking  XXII, pencil on paper, 2x1,1m, 2017

drawing by walking  XXVII, pencil on paper, 2x1,1m, 2017