2-Year-Old Eden Discusses the Creative Process

Eden Birch discusses the Creative Process from WeMakeStuffVancouver on Vimeo.

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.

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And So She Went: Laura Kay Rudat, Filmmaker

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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

Hydro-solar Graffiti

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.

Water Light Graffiti by Antonin Fourneau, created in the Digitalarti Artlab from Digitalarti on Vimeo.

Invisible Video Graffiti

Like a magic trick, this kind of graffiti is totally mind-boggling without an explanation.

First watch the video, then read the an excerpt from the story by The Atlantic below, and visit The Atlantic for the full read.

SWEATSHOPPE Video Painting Europe from SWEATSHOPPE on Vimeo.

 

From The Atlantic:

“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)

Amazing.

For the full story, visit The Atlantic