Usually, the easel holds the paper, and the artist holds the pen. The Line Navigation Time Trial Challenge defies this convention. Two participants stand facing each other. One holds a large page and presses it against the nib of a pen that is fixed to the easel. The other gives directions as to how the page needs to be moved in order to draw a line through the five circles pre-printed on the page. The participant who completes this line in the shortest time wins the honor of the top position on the leader board.
Originally made for the V&A Village Fete 2007, this new improved version using wipeable whiteboards was commissioned by the Barbican for the ‘Do Something Different’ weekend on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 March.
All of the entries and a short film can be seen at www.eatock.com