Interactive projections paint Europe’s walls with digital graffiti
10 September 2012
A projector powered graffiti project that uses an infrared tracking device to create the illusion of digital content being painted on to a wall, is the subject of a Vimeo Award-winning video. Art collective, Sweatshoppe, scooped the 2012 award in the Captured category for a four-minute film detailing their Video Painting Europe project. The awards are designed to celebrate creativity with grants of $5,000 (€3,900)
Sweatshoppe saw off more than 14,000 entries from 147 countries to top their category the Captured category, which is described as honouring "a video that captures your own artistic expression or performance as the subject".
Awards were presented in New York City in a ceremony that also featured projection with a sound and motion-responsive, projection-mapped show, designed by arts and technology collective, seeper for the second year running.
The winners were selected by panels of three judges per category. Judges included actor and director James Franco; Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari; 2012 Oscar Nominee Lucy Walker; Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood; Scott Pilgrim vs. the World director Edgar Wright; snowboard star Travis Rice; Thierry Mugler and UNIQLO creative director Nicola Formichetti; Shelley Page of DreamWorks Animation; and Barbara London of The Museum of Modern Art.