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Tape art & video mapping @ Faqra Street Circus

Here you can see an artistic collaboration - combining tape art (analog) and video-mapping (digital). It is a fusion of two urban art styles, which we call TAPE MAPPING... This video shows you our interactive tape mapping installation ORACLE. We created this artwork with white tape on a black canvas. Touching the center of the artwork creates changing colors. tape art created by TAPE OVER 

VJ Radiance at Project Pixel Squared

Project Pixel Squared featured audio-visual performances, workshops and artist presentations as apart of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Project Pixel is an artist lead AV symposium for networking, knowledge sharing and new thinking about the intersection between technology and the arts. It engages lovers of experimental new media arts through a program of live performances, workshops, VJ sets, conferences, artist presentations and installations, and also creates exposure for emerging and already established artists. Project Pixel showcases Australian talent working at the forefront of this field by providing a platform to connect artists and audiences together, transcending boundaries through open participation and public programs. Held as a part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, it creates a space for information exchange, innovation and playful experimentation. 

Manoeuvre TV & Chiara Kickdrum at Project Pixel Squared

Project Pixel Squared featured audio-visual performances, workshops and artist presentations as apart of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Project Pixel is an artist lead AV symposium for networking, knowledge sharing and new thinking about the intersection between technology and the arts. It engages lovers of experimental new media arts through a program of live performances, workshops, VJ sets, conferences, artist presentations and installations, and also creates exposure for emerging and already established artists. Project Pixel showcases Australian talent working at the forefront of this field by providing a platform to connect artists and audiences together, transcending boundaries through open participation and public programs. Held as a part of Melbourne Fringe Festival, it creates a space for information exchange, innovation and playful experimentation.

Environment, Reproduction and Coexistence Projection Mapping

In Green Projection Mapping, we selected "nature" as the whole big concept. The work has divided into six parts and each part is made on the theme of "birth", "vitality", "chaos", "destruction", "reproduction", and "coexistence." In this work, the image is mapped on the solid object and the polid screen. The image is projected on the solid thing from the front using the short focus projector which has 6000-lumen of brightness, and on the polid screen from back using two mirror reflective type short focus projectors with 3000-lumen. Although a polid screen is originally the transparent sheet currently used as a film for agriculture, it can be used as a screen for a projector like a penetrated type projector screen. Compared with the conventional projector screen, the cost is quite low, and it is easy to install a big transparent screen.

Digital Magic Carpet Covers the Floor of an Italian Castle

Miguel Chevalier’s Magic Carpets: an interactive digital animation of medieval tapestries mixed with psychedelic colors and waves, projected from above onto the castle’s octagonal floor. “This world of colors and shapes in movement takes us, as in a giant kaleidoscope, on an imaginary, poetic voyage,” describes Chevelier. Music by Jacopo Baboni Schilingi complements the imagery, creating the auditory experience of entering a futuristic void.

Emotional Tweets Make This Sculpture Leak Colorful Paint

Imagine if the the marble statues of Ancient Rome spurted out paint like a fountain, but the colors reflected the general mood of the empire's populace. MONOLITT, an interactive installation created by Syver Lauritzen and Eirik Haugen Murvol at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, experiments with a similar idea, as a miniature pedestal takes crowdsourced "sentiment analytics" and turns them into physical paint data visualizations.

In a video detailing the project, above, we see users tweet messages like "Annoyed" or "Feeling good," which triggers certain paint colors that then dribble out of the top of a white statue to make a "procedurally generated three-dimensional painting." Though the clip doesn't explain the technology, we'd guess that MONOLITT is equipped with Raspberry Pi and an API that turns the social media data into physical manifestations. 

Though the Oslo-based MONOLITT sculpture trickled out vibrant globs of pink and blue (presumably associated with positive tweets), we wonder what an NYC rendition of the installation would look like. If we had to guess, there'd be so many opinionated, impatient tweets that a Manhattan MONOLITT would look like a messy spray of bleak goop.