Sherbrooke’s downtown has many abandoned shop fronts. My installation was set up in one of them. And as nobody likes to stroll in roads with empty shop windows, I wanted to do this retail space a favour and help it to find a new tenant who can care about it.
MediaLab Katowice invited Kati Hyyppä and me to produce an installation for the Katowice Street Art Festival a few weeks ago. Since neither Kati nor me have any particular expertise in Street Art (my one and only graffiti really sucked when I looked at it the next morning), we suggested to make an installation which invites people on the street and makes professional artists out of them.
Today I got funny post from Moscow!
It is the latest issue of the Russian Popular Mechanics which does not only feature insightful reports about pedal powered quadcopters, guns and tanks, but also quite a long article about my work. Even though I am thrilled about this media fame, unfortunately I don’t understand any word of the article.
In case you do understand some Russian, here are the scans.
I’m in Katowice right now, where I’m presenting the brand new “Public Painting Machine” which I made in collaboration with Kati Hyyppä. Our installation is running since yesterday as part of the Katowice Street Art Festival and the locals obviously enjoy it a lot!
If you are in the area, come over and try it out! You can paint every day from 11AM to 1PM and from 2PM to 7PM. Next Saturday at 6PM we’ll finish the installation with a big art auction where we’ll sell all the paintings. You can find us here.
News that there’s happening something exciting spread rather quick across the city. The local TV station also heard about it and today they showed up in order to interview us. You can find the video here.
Stay tuned – a more elaborate documentation will follow soon!
But before you click on the documentation, I have a little appetizer for you:
Anne Euler and Carolin Liebl are working on an information distribution knot. The picture was taken at four o’ clock in the morning.
Carolin demonstrates a prototype for a mechanical NAND gate.
Jonas von Ronströms “Speedway PRO 1000” was the killer-app at our final presentation party.
Because building with cardboard is a lot of fun, I couldn’t resist to construct a device as well. Below is a video of my digital cardboard plotter.
You can find the full documentation of this machine here.