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Blind Contour Drawing (2014) This was a collaboration and drawing lesson performed with Nick Howe that occurred in a 15 X 15-foot music hut at the Banff Centre in Alberta. Participants were provided with pads of paper and drawing utensils to document the performance in the form of blind-contour, an exercise in art training that requires that the artist not glance at the page while documenting the figure in front of them. The results of blind-contour often appear like the abstracted figuration seen in Cubism and Fauvism, and the costumes produced were absurdly emphasized this formal trope. Together, myself and Nick Howe lead the lesson in the form of improvised song simultaneously serenading and lecturing the participants.