Die grade Linie ist die unschöpferische Linie


Just before Christmas I ran a Hundertwasser-themed workshop as a fundraiser for 101 Social Club. (If you are not familiar with Austrian artist, architect, environmentalist and cranky old hippy Friedensreich Hundertwasser, I have written about him quite a few times- you can find the entries here) People had food and drink, learnt about Hundertwasser’s work and philosophies, and did three different casual art activities- collaborative line making, resist painting, and creating architectural models of Hundertwasser-style buildings out of recycled materials. All while listening to the fine selection of Can, Neu, Fennesz, Cluster, Faust and other artists from the playlist below (I had it on shuffle on the night)

The severed hands and wall paintings were fortuitously left over from another event.
Collaborative line-making. Everyone draws at the same time, traversing the paper back and forth. You can’t take your pen off the paper, draw straight lines or cross over any lines.
Resist painting with wax and watered down black acrylic (indian ink works better, but I couldn’t get hold of a big enough or cheap enough bottle in time)
Creating architectural masterpieces in teams.