Out of Line

A drawing space for all

Out of Line is an open studio space that corresponded to the exhibition Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now From the British Museum. Taking the form of a studio space with interactive wunderkammer elements, Out of Line incorporated plaster casts, geometric models, and natural-history specimens in which visitors could handle and use to create personal drawings. In addition to objects, the space offered daily video prompts, demonstrations, collaborations, and other creative experiments to encourage visitors to use drawing as a tool to imagine, discover, and explore.

In addition to making a range of specimens and examples available for use, we created a bilingual video series which served as an entry point for visitors to approach historical and contemporary drawing processes. These simple video montages gave welcoming visual instruction in both English and Spanish. Made in collaboration with RISD students and local artists, the videos presented a playful entry-point for visitors through vivid and absurdist montage. As a result, visitors were able to gain confidence to use drawing as a tool of discovery, regardless of prior personal experience. This project received an internationally competitive award from the Society of Environmental Graphic Design.

Jeremy Radtke (Creative Director)

Rocio Delaloye (Video Producer & Art Director)

Cara Buzzell (Tittles Designer)