Prompts & Lines: Drawing battle

Jeremy Couillard vs Ivan McGill

Drawing battle
Friday 17-11 at 18:00

In this session, Escape from Lavender Island creator Jeremy Couillard will join us remotely from NYC for a friendly drawing battle with visual artist Ivan McGill who is also one half of young game studio Shaman Garage. Jeremy and Ivan will draw some lines after being given prompts related to the Overkill theme. 

Who has the best or most playful interpretation? The audience gets to decide! Bring your best voice or clapping rhythm and become part of a legendary battle.

Jeremy Couillard lives and works in New York City. He graduated in 2012 from Columbia University with an MFA in painting. Couillard has exhibited internationally including The Rotterdam Film Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands; Trafo, Szczecin, Poland; the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center with Ben Hall, New York, NY; Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (solo); Zhulong Gallery, Dallas, TX (solo) and Louis B. James, New York, NY (solo). He recently completed a virtual reality video presented by the New Museum and Rhizome and an installation built around his video game Alien Afterlife at yours mine & ours gallery in New York, NY. Couillard’s work has been written about in VICE, Hyperallergic, The New York Times, Blouin Art Info, Art in America and more. He was also recently awarded a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in Digital Media. Couillard is also Associate Professor of New Media at LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York.

Escape from Lavender Island, the new game of Jeremy is also presented at the festival.

Ivan McGill is a visual Artist and Speculative Designer born in Madrid. From a very early age Ivan has used the language of comics as a means of expression. The stories he writes and draws are build around speculative futures and digital dystopias. Giving images to complex and abstract concepts such as dataism, technofeudalism, post-nature, the ecological dilemmas it implies and the problems that these currents soak my generation is a key motivation for him.

He is one half of Shaman Garage studio, that Sickhouse supports in 2023 with the creation of their game Data Garden presented at the festival.