Digital Calligraffiti

by admin / Tuesday, 5 September 2017 / Published in AllgemeinBlogEvent

Digital Calligraffiti has been developed initially in an effort to give young refugees living in camps in Berlin a public stage to share their messages and view on current topics. Following this experience, the next step was taken together with teenagers, who attended Tincon festival.

This project format gives the chance to all social groups to freely share their messages & wishes. Using the art of calligraffiti to catalyse the communication between the unit and the whole, Digital Calligraffiti is aiming at transforming the urban screens into a canvas of expression. The project puts in the hands of those whose chances to urban infrastructure are fade the brush to write beautifully their message – with the artistic guidance of renowned calligraffiti artists – and shake to the core our awareness by multiplying the outreach via digital infrastructure and the memorial calligraffiti aesthetics. This artistic format is focusing on facilitating a dialogue through a series of activities introducing many social groups to calligraffiti and new media artists, people’s bridge building and promoting diversities as the medium to bring us closer.

PROCESS
Digital Calligraffiti Camp (2-4 days)
Live Performances & Networked Scenarios with interactive Inflector table
Urban Media Art Campaign on public digital infrastructures
Digital Calligraffit Products

SHOWCASES:
Digital Calligraffiti Prototype @ Retune Festival
Digital Calligraffiti Camp @ Vorspiel of transmediale / CT
Digital Calligraffiti @ TINCON
Digital Calligraffiti @ White Wall Festival // Berlin – Beirut
Digital Calligraffiti @ 10 Years Creative City Berlin
Digital Calligraffiti @ 60 Years Goethe Institut Kachari

A project initiated & curated by: Susa Pop / Public Art Lab
co-curated by: Don Karl / From Here to Fame Publishing House with the contributions of Hamza Abu Ayyash & Michael Ang
Artistic & Project co-ordination: Christina Mandilari / Public Art Lab

In the framework of Future DiverCities European project.

Image © Schriftzug

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