On Friday the rest of the guests arrived and in the evening the Tagtool Performers Weekend programme began. As the weather was good we decided to have our first projection session outside in the orchard.
But before any drawing could begin there was the very important business of feeding the company to attend to!
Itzi spent the afternoon in the kitchen preparing his special recipe for Austrian dumplings while out in the garden Seppi was in charge of the goulash.
He used the big Hungarian cooking pot I bought in Szeged when we performed there last year – it’s the first time we have had a big enough company to use it!As Holger had spent the day heroically cutting the (waist high!) grass in the orchard ready for the evening performances it seemed only right that he got the first tasting of Seppi’s delicious goulash – with Zuzi as usual hoping to be next in line!
Before darkness fell we got busy erecting the gazebo to shelter the Tagtool performers’ work area and putting in position the four polycarbonate sheets for the projections (They are lightweight and easy to assemble into a really impressive outdoor ‘canvas’ – though we got them originally to use as roof light diffusing panels in the studio!)After the meal (accompanied by calvados and beer of course!) everyone was in party mood and ready for our first night of Tagtooling.Dima’s dual Tagtooling set up enabled us to draw in pairs and cover the entire 7m length of the polycarbonate sheets as well as extending into the trees above. Here are a selection of images from this fun drawing session (some mine and some from Maki) – which needless to say went on till very late!Below is a little collage of photos showing Holger, Seppi and Itzi providing a very lively impromptu accompaniment for our drawing.This was a great start to the Tagtool Performers Weekend!
My next posting will have images from the rest of this weekend – and also some video (if Dima gets round to editing it!)