Site Number: Site 11
Site Location: Little Napier St beside Charcoal Lane Restaurant
Artwork Title: Cinema Portraits
Using digital tablets and video projectors Cinema Portraits is a practice of traditional street portraiture with very modern tools.
“I don’t draw portraits – I pull faces.”
Deep in thought with a face pulled Chirs Lawrence catches himself `coming to’ – deciding that he doesn’t want to draw portraits: He wants to catch the pull of thought as if it were held in tension across the face.
“I’m doing this because so much can go wrong – I’m scared of facing strangers, but I’m not afraid of death. But in facing the stranger I’m no longer alone in my fears. I’m doing this because I believe art and the artist must engage with the-world-that-is-lived.”