Drawing Orchestra is a project focused around the idea of capturing and amplifying raw emotions, specifically in performances. Focusing on faces and body expressions we describe some of the hidden microcexpressions and gestures that unfold in a live event. By extension, we aim to reframe the experience of performance for both the performer and the audience.
To accomplish this goal, we seek to work together with performers, generating emotionally precise drawings of their facial expressions while performing and projecting them during the performance. Ideally, we want Drawing Orchestra to step outside the ordinary, lending itself to surprises, discoveries, and improvisation. Our orchestra of raw emotions will serve to humanize the unknown and remind us of our basic connections across any artificial divide. A selection of images will go live in our gallery after an event.