Category Archives: Urban

The eyewriter

Free Art and Technology (FAT), OpenFrameworks and the Graffiti Resarch Lab: Tempt1, Evan Roth, Chris Sugrue, Zach Lieberman,Theo Watson and James Powderly have teamed-up with a legendary LA graffiti writer, publisher and activist, named TEMPTONE. Tempt1 was diagnosed with ALS in 2003, a disease which has left him almost completely physically paralyzed… except for his eyes. This international team is working together to create a low-cost, open source eye-tracking system that will allow ALS patients to draw using just their eyes. The long-term goal is to create a professional/social network of software developers, hardware hackers, urban projection artists and ALS patients from around the world who are using local materials and open source research to creatively connect and make eye art.

http://www.eyewriter.org/




Yekpare – 10 – 11 – 12 December, Istanbul

Just got a mail to a series of projections going on right now in Istanbul: “In June, we performed urbanscreening project “Yekpare”(monolithic), Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture as one of the closing events will be repeated. Performance will be realized by using Video/3D mapping techniques in public places 10 – 11 – 12 December, at 20.00 can be viewed in Kadıköy.

Telling a 8500 years history of İstanbul on Haydarpaşa Train Station not only all of us , also proud the audience. We know that Istanbul deserve and will see better.”

 

To watch the clip from the screening back in June go here, and if you´re around Istanbul right now have a look live today or tomorrow.

Markeringer by Armsrock, Copenhagen 2010

markeringer

Unique engravings done with etching needle on black Pani slide” by Armsrock in Copenhagen, October 2010.  There is an upcoming Solo-exhibition at the Wonderland Art Space in Copenhagen from called “Armsrock – Nocturne on a drainpipe flute“. Again Armsrock will be around at night projecting “Part of the visual material from the exhibition…in Copenhagen’s urban spaces.”

Opening: Friday December 10 2010 5-10 pm
Exhibition Period: December 10, 2010 – January 15, 2011  Opening Hours: 5-7 pm

More info on Armsrock go here as well as a link to the Wonderland Art Space Website

Mutek 2010

Mutek_10 – international festival of digital creativity and music at Montreal, Canada features a series of urban projections.

MUTEK_10 inaugurates EXTRA_MUROS, a series of outdoor projects using urban Montreal as a canvas for play and projection

With this endeavor, MUTEK reaffirms its role as trampoline to propel visionary artists into the streets of the city and into the realm of new and uninitiated audiences, many of whom will see Montreal in a new light as a result.

This first tier of local and international talent invites you to see the city as a platform punctuated by their monumental creativity. Their work will be on display throughout the festival, from Montreal’s Old Port all the way up the Saint Laurent Boulevard’s annual sidewalk sale.

Installations run from Wednesday May 27 to Sunday May 31 – from dusk to 3 am

Featured Artists are: AntiVJ, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Dominique T Skoltz and Amuse

So if you´re from canada or anywhere near, or you have the money to go there you definitely should! I would love to!

Urban Screens and Dreaming Houses

The folks at Urban Screen are onto some of the most fluid and architecturally sensitive projections around.

In their words:

“The conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture – the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. The Basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break through the strict architecture of O. M. Ungers “Galerie der Gegenwart”. Resultant permeabilty of the solid facade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. A situation of reflexivity evolves – describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.”

For an excellent example see

555 KUBIK | facade projection | from urbanscreen on Vimeo.

Ali Momeni and his bicycle fleet

“Ride along with Ali Momeni and his bicycle fleet of mobile video projectors that transform public spaces into eye-popping sound and light shows. Ali’s group, ‘Art on Wheels’ brings ephemeral art to the masses by modifying vendor carts into portable projection systems that can roll to a site, set up and illuminate city walls at a moment’s notice, then whisk away into the night. Also, see the first projector, the “magic lantern,” that’s still in use today.”…taken from vimeo

See more clips and movies of Ali in action at minneapolisartonwheels.org/. or at his own website here.

Riding through the night

A few years ago Dave Lynch was inspired by the work “wildlife” by Karolina Sobecka. He found the Link (you can find it under Artists) here on this side and now he gave me a mail to his project “The horse in motion”.

“In 1872 Leland Stanford hired Edweard Muybridge to answer a question of whether a horse’s feet left the ground whilst running. 12 cameras; 21 inches apart taking a picture at 1000th of a second proved this. – The Horse in Motion – These images lead to the discovery of arguably one of the 1st projection systems. The Zoopraxiscope. 121 years later I brought the horse back to motion…”

If you like to learn more about the analog systems like the Zoopraxiscope Dave mentioned in his description have a look here.

Light attack

Light attack – by Daniel Sauter. The Project started in 2004.

Light Attack is a media artwork, as well as social experiment, performed in public urban spaces. While driving through the city, an animated virtual character is projected onto the cityscape, exploring places ‘to go’ and places ‘not to go’, according to the popular Lonely Planet travel guide. Check the Showreel

Light Attack