School of Painting V
(or Choreographed Collective Painting)
Is an ongoing social media performance. After Gnezdo's School of Painting I-IV where audience learns how to paint and graduates with the painter's diplomas, here I give a chance to the audience to teach a contemporary artist how to paint by giving her precise instructions and creating a collective score for the artist to follow.
So far the instructions were collected on Facebook, WhatsApp and by email, and here I give you a few examples.
<Contribute to the creation of a collective score for the artist.
You get a unique opportunity to teach a contemporary artist how to paint!
There is an artist (me) at your disposal, a couple of canvases and an unlimited number of objects and materials that can be used. From acrylics and oils to threads, textiles, wine, ketchup, toys, cords (anything at all, really).
Your task is a specific, precise instruction for me: the material, the colour, the tool for applying the material and the method of applying this material to the canvas (physical action), plus the preferred space (the desired part of the canvas). You can go through all the above points, choose several or only one.
For example: “After shouting at the canvas dip your right elbow in liquid consistency acrylic paint of sand dollar colour, run to the canvas and land the paint in the right upper corner. Then (ibid) with high-speed, short-dynamic and angular movements of the elbow spread the paint along the whole corner”.
Another example:" draw a red dog in the down left corner", or "take a picture of your ancle and stick it to the canvas. In the right side describe your feelings about Brexit", or something more choreographic: “Stand close to the canvas touching it with your shoulder in exact centre. Holding the wide flat brush in your right hand produce 3 fast circles of wide amplitude with your straight arm, keeping the brush on the surface of the canvas the whole time”.
I in turn, will try to fulfill all your directions!
The process will be documented.>