Transfer Drawing is a a collaboration with Klea McKenna as part of ScreenLab at the Studio for Urban Projects in San Francisco. Also Included are photos documenting our trial run at the California College of Arts in San Francisco.
These “Transfer Drawing” performances are based on Dennis Oppenheim’s 1971 “Two Stage Transfer Drawing (Advancing to a Future State)” in which a drawing would pass between Oppenehim and his son. In our multi stage exercises, a drawing passes from back to back, and ultimately is projected on a two sided screen. Each person along the chain feels a continuous line drawing being made on their back. As this is happening, they make the drawing that they feel on the next person’s back, and this continues down the line. At the Studio for Urban Projects one of the images used was the land border of the San Francisco bay area, and the other was a passage of text in cursive handwriting.