Lisa Gornick’s Lesbian Film Live Drawing Show
In her live drawing shows the film-maker, artist and performer Lisa Gornick combines her different professions: Lisa sits at a table, as if in her studio, with pens, paper, books, photos, phone. She then proceeds to tell and explore stories whilst drawing and playing music at the same time for illustration and embellishment. Her drawings are projected and her voice and the music are amplified to conjure up a sense of DIY cinema in real time.
For the IFFF Dortmund+Köln, Lisa presents a thirty-minute version of the Lesbian Film Live Drawing Show. This takes an irreverent look at the world of »lesbian film«. Using her own experience as a maker and an audience of lesbian film, she turns that term inside out. This is a personal exploration of a term which inspires debate, heart ache but also connection and lust. Yes, things are left out but doesn’t that always happen in a lesbian film?
And sex: she even tries and constructs through pen and ink the ultimate luscious lesbian moment after perusing with the audience, moments we have already adored and gone back to again and again.
Lisa Gornick works with film, tv, drawing and performance. Currently she is making her first transmedia production which comprises all four disciplines: The Book of Gabrielle is an evolving interweave of a feature film, a web series, a series of live drawing performances and a graphic book. Lisa Gornick is also the writer/director of the feature films Do I Love You? (2003) and Tick Tock Lullaby (2007). She directed the short film Dip (2010) and performed in films like The Owls (2010) and in live shows. Over the last five years she has developed her live drawing performances, in which she tells stories, plays music and draws, e.g. in The Grandma Ray Show about her jewish grandmother.