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Summer School with Christian Nerf
Workshop 21 September 2019
Photograph from Christian Nerf’s residency on A4’s top floor that shows an iteration of his ‘Drawing with Obstacles’ project in A4’s foyer. A white wall with a small concrete obstacle at it’s base features line drawings made by stepping onto or over the obstacle.
Artwork detail: Christian Nerf, Jared Ginsburg, Working With Obstacles (2019). Site-specific installation. Dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist.
Title Summer School with Christian Nerf Dates 21 September 2019 Location Ground Floor Tagline Christian Nerf runs a summer school for children, sharing artistic processes and practice. Credits

Facilitator: Christian Nerf

In Working With Obstacles, Christian Nerf and children draw by stepping over obstacles in the A4 foyer.

Teaching Teachers is a process in which Christian Nerf shares a drawing technique with a student, who then becomes the teacher and is able to pass on the lesson in turn.

Polite Force sees a band of children perform acts of politeness to strangers in Buitenkant Street and surrounds.

Gimberg and Nerf's boat becomes the venue for storytime as children pile into the reconstructed boat in A4's studio. In 2009, the boat was the site for Gimberg Nerf's collaborative project, Escape to Robben Island.

Process photograph from Christian Nerf’s ‘Summer School with Christian Nerf’ on A4’s ground floor. Child participants are seated around a green laminate table with pieces of paper and drawings made using Nerf’s techniques.
Event: Summer School with Christian Nerf, September 21, 2019. Image courtesy of A4 Arts Foundation.