Be Part Of is a participatory art project consisting of an iPad app and an exhibition installation. It lets people from all over the world draw together on an infinite canvas presented at the exhibition and interact with the local audience.
Be Part Of is a participatory art project consisting of an iPad app and an exhibition installation.
It lets people from all over the world draw together on an infinite canvas presented at the exhibition and interact with the local audience.
The reactions of the audience are analysed in real time and affect the color intensity of the drawing, thus becoming part of the exhibit themselves.
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The Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany: 18.06.2011–29.01.2012 CAR CULTURE. Media of Mobility with Olafur Eliasson, Gabriel Orozco, Damián Ortega, Tobias Rehberger, Leo Schatzl, Wolf Vostell, Andy Warhol, Erwin Wurm and more.
Next exhibition: to be announced.
The Center for Art and Media (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie) in Karlsruhe, Germany is an interdisciplinary art museum and is considered to be the biggest institution for new media art worldwide.
An excerpt from exhibition catalogue:
„Be Part Of, an installation on display at the Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe has been conceived as an experiment, providing a framework for global communication as well as being instrumental at visualizing it.
The exhibit presents a virtual drawing, coming into being before your eyes by means of a multitude of touchscreen applications deployed worldwide. All participants are collaborating on the same canvas and have the choice of three perspectives: „draw“ displays the canvas itself, „watch“ offers a view of the showroom and visitors present and finally „visit“ shows the location of the exhibition on a map.
The visitors at the showroom are tracked with cameras – their number has a direct effect on the drawing: line colors grow more vibrant with an increasing number of spectators. As new participants are connecting, more space is added to the canvas and the view at the exhibition progresses to reveal the new area.
The theoretically endless drawing documents the chronology of interaction and communication between artists from around the world and audience at the showroom.“
© Nikolas Brückmann, Alexei Matveev, Yuriy Matveev