Drawing Fields
by Outpost Office

Drawing Fields by Outpost Office

Drawing Fields is a temporary performance venue on the campus of Ragdale, a nonprofit artists' community just north of Chicago.

Drawing Fields utilises GPS-controlled field marking robots to draw site-specific, building-scale drawings on the Ragdale campus. We proposed this year’s ring as a series of temporal performances rather than a conventional installation and mounted the project on a fraction of the traditional budget. There are no disposal costs or waste. Each drawing is water-soluble, non-toxic, and disappears with rain, sun, and growth. Within a few weeks, the site is ready for the next ring.

This project has been shortlisted in the installation design category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Designer: Outpost Office
Project: Drawing Fields

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