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The Racing Line

The Racing Line / 2015-16 / as part of Matheson Marcault


A 1.5-metre-long drawing race. Translucent paper is placed over a series of tasks - quiz questions, puzzles, invitations to draw - and two players race their pens from one end to the other, fulfilling tasks, gaining points for them, and eventually getting a bonus for finishing quickly. The players choose which challenges to take on, but they aren’t allowed to take their pens from the paper - so at the end of the game your long scrawl will encompass the whole metre and a half of the translucent paper.

The Racing Line was originally commissioned by Here London, and has also run at Wellcome Collection.