Street projection is where images and film are projected onto surfaces in the street. By projecting images onto a range of urban surfaces, it gives completely different outcomes and effects to the images being shown. Urban projection allows for artists to bring their work to the streets without physically applying anything, it’s all digital and completely harmless.
I feel that this type of street art is extremely effective in the way that it stands out and grabs the audiences attention.
Graffiti research lab (Germany)
Dedicated to outfitting graffiti- and street-artists with open source technologies for urban communication.
Project – Light Rider
This aim of this project was to create an easy, affordable and environmentally friendly way to project into the streets. It is a “Mobile Broadcasting Unit”, a mobile audio-visual projection rig consisting of:
- Front-loading Cargo Tricycle with 100 Kilo capacity
- A 105 AmpHour & 75 AmpHour Deep Cycle Battery
- A 600 Watt Sine Wave Inverter
- Flexible Laptop, Camera, and Projector stand
- 500 Watt Stereo Sound System with subwoofer
- 5K ANSI Lumens Projector
- FM Transmitter
- Wifi access point
Image from http://www.graffitiresearchlab.de/light-rider/
Image from http://www.urban-projection.com/?p=491#more-491
Project – blitzTag
This is an open source projection software suite, including an app and remote, created to allow normal people to project onto the streets, providing they have the correct hardware. Graffiti Research Lab use their Light Rider to project this.
Urban Screen is a company made up of free media artists and architects based in Germany, who deal in research and development of experimental media installations with the aim to stage urban areas.
Project – Jump
The project “Jump” is focusing on mapped video projection with a strict reference to architectural structure.
Project – Pinwall
Pinwall is an interactive facade pinball game.
Project – 555 KUBIK
“The conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture – the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the Hamburg Kunsthalle. The Basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break through the strict architecture of O. M. Ungers “Galerie der Gegenwart”. Resultant permeabilty of the solid facade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. A situation of reflexivity evolves – describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.”
“Clement Briend lives and works in Paris, professor of culture and practice of photography at the University of Valenciennes and founder of Collective Illuminations Policies .”
“Trained at the Ecole Louis Lumiere, he directed his work towards a photographic exploration of the night thanks to the intervention by the light. He works under the projection modalities quite specific, which offer another reading, another perception of images in space. With unique features that develops, capable of projecting a very large scale, it shows in various places on the part of the imaginary lives.”
Project – City
These images strive to be confused on the same plane dissimilar natures of two spaces: one from the recording of reality and a second given by the projection of my eyes.Projections are worked not as a simple collage where the eye could extract the projected form of reality captured, but as an image melted in photography to question its nature. Projections become images that inhabit the city to transform our perception.
Images from http://clementbriend.com/projection.html
Project – Cambodian Trees
Cambodian culture is inhabited by a spirituality that creates an awareness of the world inhabited by spirits and minds. In the landscape of a city asleep at night reveals the divine figures on trees, thus allowing their incarnation. These projections night, we can touch the magic that illuminates their view of the world.
Images from http://clementbriend.com/cambodian%20trees.html