There is something magical in seeing someone who is drawing...


Drawing(a)live festival is about live drawing & avant-garde performing arts. Second edition in Mexico City (29th August - 1st September 2012) and Oaxaca (5th - 7th September 2012).

Doing vanguard and pioneering means to explore an unknown space, potentially in infinite directions. Sometimes some artists from different countries choose simultaneously to look into the same direction, unaware of each other. In our view these "common directions of research" define what is the contemporary art. Doing art curatorship means to be aware of these common visions and works to let them emerge.

As studio Nasonero we've been working on the link between drawing and performing art. We feel that something still needs to be discovered, something that is worth telling, and we are not alone in seeking. Drawing(a)live is our contribution to this research.

Do you remember Fry, the main character in Futurama, playing the Holophon? It is a musical instrument of the 31st Century, best described as a combination of an Oboe and a Holographic Projector. The holophoner creates the music of an orchestra and also a visual story. That's what we are talking about: creating and drawing live visual narrations; the courage of the artist to put his own extemporaneous presence on the stage.

Live drawing as a performative act and linked to performance arts, such as theatre, music and dance. Live drawing on huge architectural dimensions or as theatre live sets and light projections.

Using futuristic tools as the Holophonor («... very few people who know how to play in the Universe, and are certainly not that great.») or simple ideas such as filming drawing hands, using the awesome Tagtool for live drawing projections, or other kind of old/not yet invented tools or, why not, directly the body.

We live in the era of live mixed media: mixed arts, visions and impressions meet each other to create new horizons, to investigate new tools to work with, the work in progress as the show...


Visual artists Gary Panter EUA, Fupete ITA, Manuel Monroy, Alejandro Magallanes, Carmen Segovia ESP, Elisa Malo, Dulce Chacon, Daniel Berman, Bayrol Jimenez, Alfonso Barranco, Carlos Franco, Hackerspace, Dr. Alderete ARG, Coco Nuez ARG.
Bands Sonido Gallo Negro, Twin Tones, Matorralman, DJ Astro, DJake de la Cueva.


Tony Orrico, EUA Danijel Zezelj HRV, Jon Burgerman GB, Mulheres Barbadas BRA, Shobo Shobo FRA, Davide Toffolo ITA, Shantell Martin GB, Ilan Katin DE, António Jorge Gonçalves PT, So Kanno & Takahiro Yamaguchi JP, .mrt AUT, Dr. Alderete ARG, Fupete ITA.


Fupete ITA, Paadín ESP.




Erika Gabbani


Nasonero and Vertigo Galeria Coproduction Centro de Diseño de Oaxaca Support ROJO BRA and Tagtool AUT MEX 2012 curator Clarisa Moura MEX 2012 associated productor Tai La Bella Damsky Screenings guest curator David Quiles Guillò.


Mexico City Vertigo Galeria, Museo de Arte Moderno, Centro Cultural de España, Centro Escuela de Diseño. Oaxaca Centro de Diseño de Oaxaca, Museo del Ferrocarril Mexicano del Sur, La Curtiduría.



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