draw_drawing_call for art

You are invited to take part in the exhibition "draw_drawing_" as part of the London Biennale 2004.

The event is open to anyone who reads this email.

All you have to do is make any drawing and send it to me by post, to:


19 Rumford House

Bath Terrace

London SE1 6PW


You can send as many drawings as you like, at any time and it will be included in the exhibition. Also, you can forward this email to anyone who would like to participate in it.

I would ask you to make a line drawing in any medium and any size not bigger then A3, and put your name, the date, the place and country where you are drawing on the same side of the drawing.

The exhibition will take place at Gallery 32, 32 Green Street, London W1K 7AT between 10th and 24th August 2004. The Gallery is located by the Brazilian Embassy.

If you want your name to be included on the invitation card, I have to receive your drawing by the 25 July 2004.

If you want me to post some cards to you, could you please send me a stamped addressed envelope or give me an idea of another way to reach you.

If you want your drawing sent back to you, please include a stamped addressed envelope for the return journey or you can collect it.

If you need to contact me...

The intention for this exhibition is to follow the journey of information through digital pathways-internet, see how far it propagates and how it returns-via post as a means of representation.

It is an investigation how the "universal" written words open responses from experiences inhabiting particular spaces. How subjective experiences from different places are shared with other spaces: geographical spaces or mental spaces.

It is an attempt to find out if a line defines a boundary and if it is a sign for differences.

As Heiddeger quotes: ...a boundary is not that at which something stops but, ...the boundary is that from which something begins its essential unfolding...

The boundaries of the Gallery will not be an end, not the final showing of the drawings. The visiting public will be invited to represent their own experiences and desires also - making and adding drawings throughout the show. The juxtaposition and accumulation of images that speak of the differences in realities intends to celebrate the diversity of cultures and societies and its individuality mediated through a common language, drawing.

The idea is also to just appreciate a sense of joy mediated through the mark making and accumulation of lines resulting in a drawing made by different people.

Will we re-define notions of space by the process of accumulation?

The exhibition is going to be held in August 2004 during the London Biennale 2004, reflecting the spirit of its founder, David Medalla.


Giacomo Picca