Last Friday, the SRISA Gallery of Contemporary Art opened the the Fall season with a performance by French artist Anthony Chretien and Swiss artist/musician Guy Bettini. The duo performance captured the impressive physical act of drawing with an elaborated sound recording of Chretien’s charcoal drawing. This improvised drawing was created in front of an audience of spectators, art fans, and SRISA students, and accompanied by a work in sound by Bettini that is improvised and elaborated in conjunction with the drawing. The performance was followed by a talk given by Swiss philosopher Raffaele Scolari entitled ”il ritorno del traccio”.
The installation documenting the performance along with works by Bettini will be visible in both the main entrance space and gallery on Via San Gallo 53r.