Un beso a Roberto
A friend in Berlin invited me to join his drawing activity “Bing Bahn” in an evening. I am already very used to draw sketches on the street, but this time he brought me new perspective on the action.
The action “Bing Bahn” is a weekly drawing project in the Berlin metro : S/U Bahn. Grab a pen with your notebook, find a comfortable position in the train and you can start. Drawing is always a way for me to express. When I am drawing I used to be very silent and let the pen speaks. People are always curious on what you are drawing but most of them chose to pretend they don’t care.
When Roberto was sitting next to me, I like to see what he was drawing and try to guess what it is. It is a woman sitting opposite to us. The woman is very silent and you can hardly find any emotion on her face. “What date is today?” he asked me. After he finished the drawings, he gave the drawing to the woman. She was surprised, with a pleasant smile with her in the remaining journey.
We may not know why were we drawing on the train but we felt like we wanted to and we love to draw. The air is always fresher when you bring something unusual to an existing space. When our group, four with a 14 months old baby girl, drawing on the train, it brought an energy to the whole wagon. Whatever you feel whatever it is.
Drawing is a way to communicate, either with yourself, the others, or god. It is fresh to me, to start sharing what I shared to myself to the others. Challenging and with a stupid mouth, you discover one ambiguous thing and one new question every time.
Another project similar to Bing Bahn by one of the Bing Bahn’s founders Drawing Research Lab :
“How to draw a mountain?
You have two different ways to draw a mountain,
One is in the distance, from the valley;
and the other is walking over it.”
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