Contribute to the installation at drawntogether.org

Together is a collaboration between Universal Everything and the audience, bringing together two fundamental parts of the studio's process: drawing and rule-based creation. The work explores the notion that every person conceives a unique response to the same challenge.

A bespoke web app presents the audience with a limited shape and colour palette, encouraging them to create short animated loops in response - as simple as drawing on paper. The minimal toolset enables the audience to duplicate a frame, onion skin, trace over a guide frame, and erase or delete a frame.

Audience-created contributions will be shown in a gallery of multiple works looping concurrently, creating a wall of individual animations that are a collective response to the aesthetics and rule-based limitations presented to them.

This work continues the studio’s exploration into methods of generative design. Their role as artists is to define the instructional ‘seed’ which ‘grows’ infinite visual variations often using custom software, and now through the engagement with the public as creators of the outcome.

The results are a compelling consequence of the unpredictability of the human touch, revealing the inventiveness and diversity with which we work with limited resources.

The artwork launches with a collection of animations created by Universal Everything, which, over time, is mixed with audience contributions forming an ongoing dialogue between studio and public.

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