Blake Shaw is a media artist who works at the intersection of video, software, public space, and telecommunication technology. Through the digital possibilities of video painting Blake Shaw creates a virtual place for encounter, beyond physical borders. He is most well known for his work under the alia SWEATSHOPPE with Bruno Levy. Since late 2012 he has focused his efforts on developing The Bridge Project in Palestine. He currently lives and works in Berlin where he runs the atelier ALTER PROJECTS.
His works and performances have been exhibited at a wide range of venues across North America and Europe including The Akademie de Künste Berlin, The Chelsea Art Museum, The Museum of the Moving Image, The Biennial of the Americas, The Brooklyn Museum, Luminato Festival Toronto, The Media Architecture Biennale, SCOPE Miami, White Box NYC, Christopher Henry Gallery, Ethan Cohen Projects, Jonathan Levine Gallery, ISE Cultural Foundation, DIS-Patch Festival Belgrade, Pioneer Works, The Vimeo Festival, Al-Hoash Palestinian Art Court and the Museum of Outdoor Art among others. He has won three awards for his work – The Vimeo Award (‘captured category’), The OneScreen Award (Best Animation) and the Le Havre Biennale Prix Partouche.
His work has been the feature of many publications including The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Haaretz, Wooster Collective, The Creators Project and a New York Times Saturday art section cover story.
The work ‘Videopainting: The Bridge’ – an artist project by Blake Shaw – combines portraits of citizens and merges them through an artistic process in an overlaying multimedia collage. The artist’s project ‘Videopainting: The Bridge’ was shown in the frame of the Goethe Institut’s Conference Reclaiming Public Space at the Akademie der Künste. ‘Videopainting: The Bridge’ is curated by Public Art Lab and showcases the main idea of Connecting Cities where cities will be connected to create an exchange between their citizens via large digital screens and media facades.
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