something new in glasgow - - sumi tablet club, meeting for the first time on december 15th from 3-7pm at the art school union, uses electronic drawing tablets to make a multi-layered group drawing that will then be collapsed into a print publication. an experiment! everyone welcome.
oo sumi ink club is meeting this wednesday, september 26th from 3:30 to 7:30 pm at the ICA in philadelphia as part of their “excursus III” program organized by ooga booga’s wendy yao… come out and draw on the windows!
sumi ink club is meeting today from 1-3:30pm as part of HOLA’s we are talking pyramids public art project organized by Pearl C. Hsiung and Anna Sew Hoy - free, all ages, at the levitt pavillion in macarthur park. come draw with us!
sumi ink club was invited by curator jeff eaton to meet at the SUNY westchester community college fine arts gallery in valhalla new york, here’s a few images from the meeting, and the resulting installation… you can see more pictures on the gallery’s website. details from the wall drawing appear in the publication sumi details.
as part of a residency program at unit one / allen hall at the university of illinois at urbana-champaign, sumi ink club met to make this 24-foot long drawing, and then, very quickly afterwards, put together a photocopied zine out of images from the drawing, which was distributed to all participants. you can see the resulting zine here)!
“Details Magazine” assembles a series of images drawn from collaborative work made during meetings of Sumi Ink Club. Each source drawing was made by a group of people working together to create an accumulation of different marks, images, and styles on a large scale. The number of possible details contained within each of these drawings is infinite; here we have chosen to present a select few to show this accumulation at a closer scale (in this case, as the original drawings might appear from about three inches away). Each of these images was made by the public and exists in the public domain. Please feel free to reuse, reshape, and redistribute these images, to host your own Sumi Ink Club meeting, or to publish your own “Details Magazine” as you see fit.
This issue of “Details Magazine” contains work from Sumi Ink Club meetings held in the following locations:
Gallery One (Melbourne, Australia)
Westchester Community College (Valhalla, NY)
SiteLA and Mandarin Plaza (Los Angeles, CA)
Ulster Hall (Belfast, Ireland)
Pasadena Museum of California Art
San Diego Museum of Art
Edited by Sarah Rara and Luke Fischbeck
This publication was made within the framework of Knust’s “Work Holiday” series, Nijmegen, NL Januray 2012
This work is in the Public Domain.
this monday (23 january) at 21:00 sumi ink club is having a book release party for “details magazine” which we’re just now finishing printing with the extremely helpful friendly knowledgeable folks at knust / extrapool. lucky dragons will also be doing a little performance! hope you can make it!
sumi ink club is a participatory drawing project established in 2005 by los angeles-based artists sarah rara and luke fischbeck. the club produces work cooperatively in open-to-the-public meetings, which can be organized by anyone at any time. in each of its permutations, sumi ink club uses group drawing as a means to open and fortify social interactions that bleed into everyday life. sumi ink club is non-hierarchical: all ages, all humans, all styles.
• meetings are free and open to the public of all ages
• everyone uses the same materials (brushes and ink, or equivalent)
• everyone works on the same drawing
• anyone can add to anyone else's drawing
• move around the drawing, don't get stuck in one spot
• don't dilute the ink, blackest black is best
• everyone agrees when the drawing is finished
all images made by sumi ink club belong to the public domain, and can be freely used in any way.
each physical drawing--the piece of paper / wall / window, etc--remains the property of everyone who contributed to its making, to do with as they please.