The Infl3ctor made a strong showing in Beirut for the White Wall festival 2017. As part of Digital Calligraffiti performances and workshops I had the chance to work with world-class Calligraffiti artists like Shoe (the father of Calligraffiti!), Schriftzug, and Moe.
The theme for the festival was “East Meets West” and the calligraffiti works were meant to symbolically re-unite the previously divided city. One of the standout works on the Infl3ctor was a “meeting of the alphabets” with a large X (meeting) surrounded by Schriftzug’s Schwabacher inspired script and Moe’s Arabic. We went big with a projection that was 5 floors tall!
Projecting Digital Calligraffiti for White Wall Beirut 2017
Moe x Schriftzug on the Infl3ctor for White Wall Beirut 2017. Arabic and Latin calligraffiti meet at the X. Count those balconies… it’s 5 storeys tall! Hitting the side of the Fransabank headquarters in Hamra, Beirut
Much respect to REK crew (Moe, Exist, Spaz, Meuh, Chad the Mad, Anoy One, Ahmed) for showing us the city… and its walls!
The short film for Dune Field Modulator will premiere at the Shared Sight International Short Film Festival at MATCA art space in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Throwback to Digital Calligraffiti with Mang, Hamza and Drury
Three-way interview by Future DiverCities with my Digital Calligraffiti collaborators Drury Brennan and Hamza Abu Ayyash where we discuss how this hybrid art project brings together calligraphy, graffiti, and new media to promote diversity in public space.
The Chrysalis appeared on the streets of Neukölln for the exhibition Movements on the Periphery at the festival 48 Stunden Neukölln. The Chrysalis is happiest outside, blowing in the wind.
The Infl3ctor was used as part of the Digital Calligraffiti workshop at TINCON (the Teenageinternetwork Convention) in Berlin. The workshop provided the young participants (13-21 years old) the opportunity to learn calligraphy from master calligrapher Drury Brennan and project their messages on the walls of Kraftwerk using the Infl3ctor table.
Dune Field Modulator was presented in the Dark Habitats Dark Ecology exhibition at SPEKTRUM Berlin. The exhibition featured one of the original light objects used in the Gobi desert in Mongolia as well as video documentation of the work.
The exhibition was curated by Alfredo Cinnameo and I gave a talk during the conference moderated by Matthias Frisch.
Installation photos by Wolf Bittner