I draw you drawing me (face to face)

Collaboration with Fiona Könz

May 2016


The two performers sit across from each other on plain black chairs. Arranged between them is a stack of white sheets of paper on a black pedestal. During the performance, the performers take sheets of paper from the stack and draw portraits of each other. When finished, each drawing is laid to the ground, so a slowly growing area gets covered by them. It is not intended that the performers would take breaks or get up from the chairs. The act ends, when one of the two performers gets up.

When staged for the first time in May 2016 at the Zurich University of Arts, the performance lasted eight hours, during which 180 drawings were made.

Images: Nadine Cocina

Art © Gregor Vogel 2020