Body, Space Place in Collective and Collaborative Drawing: In conversation with Eva Karczag & Chris Crickmay

Sara Reed

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In December 2017, I co-convened Drawing Conversations 2: Body, Space, Place with colleagues within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Coventry University. This event included a presentation by artist Chris Crickmay with a later exhibition of his paintings titled: Reliving the Moment, shown at the Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University (14th February – 9th March 2018). Related to this exhibition, and other work as a visual artist, Crickmay led a number of events including a one-day workshop exploring movement, drawing and place and a research seminar based on Reliving the Moment and his long term working partnership with independent dance artist Eva Karczag. The seminar included Karczag in a virtual presence through skype connection. In reliving these moments with the audience, and alongside Eva Karczag, a fascinating conversation began to take place but, with limited time available, was frustratingly cut short. It was this event which has led me to explore further the chemistry of this long term working partnership and how Karczag and Crickmay’s working together has influenced their practices, both as individuals and as collaborators. Therefore, this chapter comprises the transcription of a semi-structured interview with Eva Karczag and Chris Crickmay, conducted face to face in Arnhem, Holland, where Karczag lives and where both have worked together over many years. In the exploration of their artistic practices I uses a phenomenological and ethnographical approach allowing for a fully informed and rich conversation to take place and to be documented and shared with others. This documentation will precede Chapter 2 where Crickmay and Karczag discuss their collaborative practice and specifically how drawing has become a way of re-visiting their performances.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBody Space Place in Collective and Collaborative Drawing
EditorsHelen Gørrill, Jill Journeaux, Sara Reed
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN (Print)978-1-5275-4196-2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameDrawing Conversations
PublisherCambridge Scholars Publishing


  • Body Place Space


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