Public Art Lab has curated the Digital Calligraffiti project whose the first projection took place in the framework of Retune Festival Berlin on the 7th October 2016.
In the time-lapse of three workshops Public Art Lab is gathering citizens with migration background, traditional calligraphers, new media and calligraffiti artists to examine the core of those questions and answer them, exchanging knowledge and experience in order to create ‚Calligraffiti’ artistic campaigns. The Digital Calligraffiti artworks will be generated through the process-oriented workshops.
Digital Calligraffiti @ Retune Festival from Public Art Lab on Vimeo.
During the Digital Calligraffiti performances the city’s inhabitants are invited to live-produce Digital Calligraffitis using the interactive projection table Infle3tor, developed by the New Media artist and engineer Michael Ang and the Calligraffiti artist Hamza Abu Ayyash. Through networked scenarios the messages of the participants can be instantly shared with other cities.
Infl3ctor Digital Calligraffiti from mangtronix on Vimeo.
Digital Calligraffiti is a neighbourhood project, that wishes to transform the urban screens into communication/expression platforms for citizens with migration background. The projects puts under the scope fundamental questions: Where/How is the future that we dreamed of yesterday? What cultural values do people from migration background want to preserve from decaying and integrate to the way they live today? What contents do we wish to ‚write beautifully‘ and pass on, and what forms are at our disposal in exchange with calligraffiti – and new media artists in this period, where our language is almost exclusively digital.