OVERHEARD  OVERHEARD - CONTRACT & DRAWINGS

 

Overheard or the illustrators contract (2007) in collaboration with Maria Karlsson, Alison Gerber we hired the illustrator Åsa Harvard. Based upon previous performances of each of us we asked Åsa to make coherent illustrations out of our descriptive texts.In addition we wrote a contract to clear the ownership and authorship and declare what constituted the art piece and what/how it could be sold and shown again.Instead of a direct experience of the performance the experience was transformed to be the illustrations made by 3rd part. The piece was rather transfered to a legal contract than representing an original. The project brought up questions about illustration as very subjective.The viewers belief to look at original drawings was disrupted by the contract thus shifting the content of the piece to a conceptual level.