Category Archives: Public

Mapping Festival 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

The 2010 edition of the Mapping Festival held in Geneva, Switzerland brought over 10,000 people in 10 days from all across the globe, it has become the largest specialized international event  and represents the work of artist who share a passion for real time images.

The festival comprises everything from lectures, conferences, live a/v performances, workshops, exhibitions, video installations, vjcontest and crazy parties with live DJ/VJ sets.

www.mappingfestival.ch/2011

 

It was the introduction of madmapper wich provides a simple and easy tool for mapping projections, demystifying the process and allowing the artist to focus on creating content.
It runs on syphon and can be use with Modul8, Quartz Composer, VDMX 5, OpenFrameworks, MaxMsp / Jitter, Processing (soon), Resolume, Isadora.

www.madmapper.com

Markeringer by Armsrock, Copenhagen 2010

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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!

International Guerrilla Video Festival

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Kelly O´Connor "Latent" at IGVFest 2009, Dublin

There´s a festival for urban projections since 2006. Stops so far were Florence (Italy), Milano (Italy) and Dublin (Ireland) this february.

This is what they say:

The International Guerrilla Video Festival (IGVFest) is a mobile festival integrating video art with the urban and social environment. The festival removes the technologically complex medium of video out of the institutional situation re-positioning it as open and reflexive in the public domain. The artworks have site-specific thematic relations to the space where they are shown, engaging and reflecting upon the unique architectural, historical, and interpersonal context of each area the festival travels to.” read more on their website.

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.

AntiVJ – amazing live work

I really like this one! Especially because it was made live. This is what he wrotes: “This is a short video I made yesterday. The idea is to project some live visuals on a building, and also play with the existing elements (doors, windows..) and light up elements separatly, in rythm with the music. Not perfectly in time, but this is live ! :)” Movie and more here.

Projection by Crustea

Under Scan

UNDER SCAN by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer is definetly Big Budget (110 000 Lumen) but a wonderful, interesting work. Have a look at the showreel.

It is a large-scale public art project commissioned by the East Midlands Development Agency in England. Thousands of “video-portraits” taken in Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham will be projected onto the ground of the main squares and pedestrian thoroughfares of these cities. At first, the portraits will not be visible because the space will be flooded by white light coming from the world’s most powerful projector.

As people walk around the area, their shadow will be cast on the floor, revealing the video-portraits. The short video sequences begin with the subjects in a still position turned away from the camera. As they appear within pedestrians’ shadows, their bodies move and their heads turn to look straight at the pedestrian, potentially giving rise to an interesting range of interactions.

When a shadow moves away from a portrait, the portrait likewise reacts by losing interest and looking away. With the assistance of a large team of developers, ArtReach production and Stage Right staging.

If you liked Under Scan, check out the video for an earlier work done by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: body movies

Under Scan

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