Name drop for the African Industrial Revolution
Workshop participants are invited to take part in a work in progress by artist Francisco Vidal entitled Name drop for the African Industrial Revolution. The work consists of a performance in which Vidal draws portraits of the participants in an analogy to The Artist is Present, a work Marina Abramović showed at MoMA, New York, in 2010. The performance came about in 2014, when Francisco Vidal was teaching in Luanda and, because of the lack of drawing paper, was forced to draw portraits on Xerox paper. The possibility of making copies rapidly combined with the academic notebook format opened new directions for the portrait as a useful tool for just social change.