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above: Gosia Wlodarczak (2009) CONVERSATION, pigment marker, acrylic, linen (residue of the performance), size 90 x 245cm; right: 3 documentation images of the performance drawing in social situation, Conversation @ Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra, Australia, 26 - 28 February 2009.

CONVERSATION (from the Shared Space series), 26 February - 28 March 2009, an exhibition of performative drawing in social situations at Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra.

A title work for the show, CONVERSATION, was made during a series of conversations which took place at Helen Maxwell Gallery during 3 days (26, 27, 28 February 2009). I archived these conversations through drawing on a piece of linen hanging on the level of the human torso. The drawing happened between the face of my conversation partner and my face. My aim was to investigate and archive the intensity created/provoked between people during such conversations. The drawing which is the outcome, reveals shapes, simplified siluettes/portraits of the participants.