writing and art beyond walls, beyond borders

ACT28 Drawing in its Purest Form
8-18 April 2014
Dendermonde prison, BE
artist: Piet De Moor

DRAWING IN ITS PUREST FORM is an intense meeting with the basic possibilities of drawing. Piet de Moor accompanied a group of eleven male inmates to make drawings of hands, faces, clouds and birds. Sometimes these drawings have been accompanied by texts or clips. Charcoal and pencil were used to draw in used sketchbooks. In this way existing drawings of former students from Piet have been combined with new drawings by inmates. Inmates were trained to make simple observational drawings and to use their imagination.

Piet De Moor reflects on his experience in a handwritten report describing the work process and drawing attention to philosophical issues related to life in detention, the arts, freedom and the confrontation with oneself.