On the Line

This interactive drawing installation presents a cellphone rigged to an ink brush pen. When the phone receives a call or text, it vibrates, causing it to slide and leave a mark on the paper below. Viewers are encouraged to participate by calling or texting the phone. Beyond making marks with their calls, participants can choose to leave a voicemail, send an image, or craft a text message—adding an additional layer of complexity and interpretation to the drawing. 


 

Images sent to the phone by participants: