Drawings for Space and Time
Drawings for Space and Time, mixed media, 2012, developing ideas for the video The Invasion of the Hairy Blobs (The Conspiracy of Improbabilities).
In the summer of 2012, Kirsten Leenaars worked in every corner of the Hyde Park Art Center to develop a participatory science fiction movie, The Invasion of the Hairy Blobs (The Conspiracy of Improbabilities). Conversations with staff and board members, teachers, students and visitors about their engagement with the Art Center formed the basis for the script, characters, and storyline. Leenaars invited participants to play themselves in a fictional depiction of the Art Center. She and her crew shot the film on-site, making use of the existing architecture of the building in combination with site-specific props and set design. This series of drawings, developed during the residency were part of Leenaars’ visual research for the creation of the props and narrative ideas for the video.