The power behind this film is immense. This 2-year-old’s embodiment of the artistic process has something to teach even an aged master. Her sheer delight, and ours, in the creative work must put to rest worried distortions we bring to bear on our work – perfectionism, self-consciousness, fear.
WeMakeStuff is a network of creatives. WeMakeStuff exists to affirm the vocation of Canadian artists and innovators by documenting what the Creator is already doing through creative people. WeMakeStuff originated in the Vancouver area but there’s no telling where it’s going to go.
Laura Kay Rudat, filmmaker, is full of surprises and is an incredible story-teller. Her brief yet fascinating filmmaking career has taken her to some of the most unlikely places on earth. In India she filmed the documentary A House for … Continue reading →
”Sex & Money” is a film and panel talk about human trafficking happening on November 15 at Inlet Theatre at Port Moody’s City Hall at 7pm. Please come and join the conversation. Click the poster image to get to the … Continue reading →
She’s a singer, a pianist, an actress, and an educator. After shelving her master’s degree in Piano performance for a decade, Gina Williams “dared” herself to perform again at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey, BC, Canada on October … Continue reading →
Continuing in the vein of high-tech “graffiti”, is this interesting and quirky video on hydro-solar, or “water-light” graffiti by Antonin Fourneau and Digitalarti Artlab. The process uses LEDs illuminated by water contact.
“Art collective Sweatshoppe uses infrared tracking inside concrete rollers to ‘smear’ digital video over concrete surfaces with paint rollers.
They say: “As a new media artist I work with a lot of new emerging technologies, a lot of times just toying around with different things and putting them together to see what fits. When you’re creating art in this way you’re constantly faced with questions about art history and how different movements came about — in many ways the history and evolution of modern art has been dependent on the emergence of new technologies from the invention of oil paint to electronic sound and video and so on.
“The explosion in the popularity of street art proved how much painting on walls could be a powerful way to communicate ideas, so painting combined with projection and interactivity became an obvious choice.
“I work a lot with what is called computer vision software, algorithms that identify objects and track them with a live video feed. The software I wrote tracks the position of infrared LEDs inside the paint roller when they are turned on by the user, and tells the projector where to reveal the image. Essentially we have to line up the webcam with the video projection, and where ever the painter decides to stroke the image will appear, allowing you to paint with videos. Additionally we can paint layers of video to develop a narrative within the performance and create video collages.” (Interview with The Atlantic)