Live outdoor sketching was a performance during the Art and All Souls' Event, during which I entered into conversations with visitors on the subject of “commemoration”. In the meantime, I drew the images that came to mind with a marker on an object.
Drawing as performance had a barrier-lowering effect on visitors. Because of the indirect focus (eyes on the drawing, and not on each other), conversations started easily and always resulted in a visual conclusion.
For me, the evening was also an exercise in “live sketching”: the real-time representation of spoken information, in sketch form on paper. I have since applied this form of sketching more widely, and it is one of the services I offer as an illustrator.