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ROLU-in-Residence: Days 11 & 12

The first phase of the Praying Table is complete. Once painted this comic object will go on the Attention as Place table as part of Matt Connors’ contribution to ROLU’s residency. Look for photos of it tomorrow with more details on his project. We’re constantly reminded at Drawing Club and within ROLU’s project that people […]

The first phase of the Praying Table is complete. Once painted this comic object will go on the Attention as Place table as part of Matt Connors’ contribution to ROLU’s residency. Look for photos of it tomorrow with more details on his project.

We’re constantly reminded at Drawing Club and within ROLU’s project that people are always hungry to draw. Artist and contributor, Rodrigo Hernández helped build folks’ appetite to sketch by asking for a drawn response to 5 ideas he’s obsessed with, see below. We only provided red markers since Rodrigo likes to draw with red ink.

  • What is the moon
  • Who is talking? to whom?
  • Mum
  • a siren
  • Where is my recurrent dream of me flying over the football?

Amy Franceschini founder of Futurefarmers, who were the Open Field 2010 artists-in-residence, came up with an activity called One Meter as her contribution to ROLU’s residency. Visitors are asked to catalog everything they see within these square borders staked into Open Field.

Above, artist David Hamlow (with fellow artist, Liz Miller) is working on a collaborative painting that was begun by NY-based artist Keegan McHargue. The canvas arrived with an under sketch derived from one of Keegan’s completed paintings. For ROLU’s residency, he was interested to see how others would interpret his painting:

“Being both a painter and colorblind, people have often commented (both positively and negatively) about my choice and use of color. In this project I thought it would be great to turn the tables and see what scheme the public would choose if they were painting the work. This canvas is a barebones facsimile of a piece that I will be simultaneously making in my studio. I’m curious to find out how the work will differ from the piece I finish myself, both in color and artistic direction. Don’t feel confined to the lines that I’ve already made… feel free take the piece in any direction you are so inspired. And don’t forget to sign the back.”

The challenge of working with plexi glass outdoors is keeping it clean. Sammie takes a careful approach to building Larry Bell’s Untitled.

Participation as Performance in Various Projects‘ garments continues to charm visitors. In addition to a fantastic newspaper which suggests different ways to wear the shrouds, the fashion design duo also made a very cool video in which a model is getting draped with 10 different looks.

ROLU’s Matt Olson has been seen all over the Walker and Open Field the past 2 weeks talking with visitors about the project. It’s as if the woman at center knew she’d be participating based her well-matched accessories!

We ended Saturday on a giant high note with Sumi Ink Club. This project, contributed and done in collaboration with L.A. artists, Lucky Dragon, a.k.a. Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck, was made possible thanks to Skype technology. Both in the Walker’s art lab and Sarah and Luke’s studio, we had cameras and projectors facing downwards onto a table with drawing paper. The cameras were hooked up to laptops so that we were simultaneously seeing what each other was drawing, thanks to Skype. The process and results were AMAZING!

 

 


 

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