Concept: Zachary Lieberman
Date: 2006


Drawings free themselves from their captivity on paper. The user’s hand movements fill them with life. A seamless transition from simple sketch to animation characterizes Zachary Lieberman’s installation “drawn.”

Paper, ink and brush are ready and waiting for visitors to give free rein to their artistic impulses. A camera mounted above the table on which the drawing is done captures the scene and projects it—though by no means unaltered. Between picture-taking and projection, a complex computer program analyzes the drawing and enhances it in real time with synthetic graphics. The drawing can develop a life of its own and even interact with its creator.

Prix Ars Electronica 2006: Award of Distinction in Interactive Art

drawn was commissioned by Harvestworks with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts. Special thanks to Medialab Madrid.


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