the Ningbo Local Drawing Circle
video of first year of the Circle
They have their own blog.
Plus a regular slot in a local paper, the Ningbo Focus
They are starting a new Circle for 2016.
Contact Mia Tedjosaputro if you want to join a Chinese Circle
We have a new educational project, and are starting with Shakespeare. A 14 yr old artist, Abhi Dinsmore-Tuli, is serialising plays in weekly instalments. Check out the Tempest page on the DrawLearn website for Act 1 Scenes 1 & 2.
We are writing a paper about the Circles, to reflect on the collaborative process.
Please send numbered lists of your insights, observations and thoughts on the process to firstname.lastname@example.org
As I ran my fingers over the lined paper, words subtly debossed by the pressure of my grandmother’s ballpoint pen, I wondered about the continuity of personal identity across this shift — my letter-writing self seemed to have entirely different things to say, and to say them entirely differently, than my email-writing self, and yet the two selves belong to the same person. Each appears to be a dormant potentiality, beckoned forth by the respective medium of expression — something that makes it hard not to notice, and hard not to worry about, how such shifts in medium might shape what parts of ourselves we manifest, which in turn add up to the sum total of our personal identity.
- our different drawing identities come out in the Circles. It’s exciting!