Infl3ctor – 2016-2017
Infl3ctor is a tool for live projecting calligraphy into the urban space. The act of drawing on paper is projected at the size of buildings, becoming Digital Calligraffiti. The Infl3ctor table is designed to be as simple and “transparent” as possible – what is drawn in black is projected in white, with the motion of the strokes coming from the human hand. Everything that is projected is an amplification of human expression and gesture.
Multiple Infl3ctors can be connected together over the Internet, enabling real-time collaboration and message exchange between people in different cities. The drawing from each city is shown overlaid in a different color – the connected cities become a shared canvas for human expression and connection.
Infl3ctor is a collaboration with Palestinian Calligraffiti artist Hamza Abu Ayyash. The Infl3ctor was initially created for the Digital Calligraffiti workshop organized by Public Art Lab at the Retune festival in Berlin. Infl3ctor is inspired by the pioneering work of the Graffiti Research Lab (gr33ts!) The form factor of Infl3ctor takes some inspiration from Golan Levin and Zach Lieberman’s Manual Input Sessions.
Installations / Exhibitions
The Big Good Future:10 Jahre Creative City Berlin!, Kulturprojekt, Berlin, Germany
Citilab 10e Anniversari, Citilab, Cornellà, Spain
White Wall Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Digital Calligraffiti, TINCON, Berlin, Germany
Future DiverCities Berlin Lab, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB), Berlin, Germany
Digital Calligraffiti Artistic Campaign, Berlin Subway Station U-Friedrichstraße, Berlin, Germany
CTM / transmediale Vorspiel, Berlin, Germany
Digital Calligraffiti, Chroniques Festival, Marseille, France
Digital Calligraffiti x Infl3ctor Session, Retune Festival, Berlin, Germany
Future DiverCities, “Throwback to Digital Calligraffiti with Mang, Hamza and Drury”, FutureDiverCities Blog, 2017
DJ Pangburn, “Activists Are Projecting Digital “Calligraffiti” Onto Walls in Berlin”, Creators, 2017