What if painted marks could come alive?

Drawn presents a whimsical scenario in which painted ink forms appear to come to life, rising off the page and interacting with the very hands that drew them. Inspired by early filmic "lightning sketches," in which stop-motion animation techniques were used to create the illusion of drawings escaping the page, drawn presents a modern update: custom-developed software alters a video signal in real time, creating a seamless, organic and even magical world of spontaneous and improvised performance of hand and ink. In the installation, visitors are invited to paint and then tap, nudge and poke the ink across the paper. By turning simple brushstrokes of ink into complex and energetic life forms, Drawn delights with simple truths: the musicality and immediacy of drawing, and the playful joy of magic. Throughout the course of an exhibit, the walls of the installation room become filled with participants' drawings, creating an increasingly dense tapestry of lively ink forms.