Giants of the Hoods

Giants at Farbfest Dessau from Giants of the Hoods on Vimeo.

Check out the wonderful work of Giants of the Hoods:

»Giants of the Hoods is an interactive street dance and VJ event in which participants create their own cut-out type virtual characters, and then make them follow their own dance movements by dancing in front of a camera and computer system. The dancing ‘Giant’ characters are projected in big size on a nearby building. The event has an easy-going atmosphere and a vigorous drive with music played by a DJ.«

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Last Years’ Random Revolution Popup Cinema at Occupy Frankfurt

Photo copyright by Vanessa Panico
Photo by Vanessa Panico

Photo copyright by Barbara Walzer
Photo by Barbara Walzer

Photo copyright by Vanessa Panico
Photo by Vanessa Panico

Photo by Vanessa Panico
Photo by Vanessa Panico

Photo opyright by Barbara Walzer

Last year LICHTER had a partnership with the videoteam of Occupy Frankfurt and we showed a 1.5 hours program of short movies and internetpublished clips in the camp directly in front of the European Central Bank.

The audience got quiet involved due to the controversial and sometimes also funny content. They yelled and laughed and clapped their hands. Read details about the programme on facebook and watch the trailer we made.

Paint, Switch, Animate

A New Universe of Animated Art: Tagtool for iPad.

»The DIY Tagtool is a performative visual instrument used on stage and on the street. It serves as a VJ tool, a creative video game, or an intuitive way of creating animation.

The system is operated collaboratively by an artist drawing the pictures and an animator adding movement to the artwork with a gamepad. The design achieves virtually unlimited artistic complexity with a simple set of controls.

The project was initiated by OMAi GmbH as a non-commercial grassroots endeavour. Their focus has since shifted to making Tagtool for iPad, an app that sets a new standard for multiplayer live art.«

Find out how to build your own DIY Tagtool here!

Speed of Light

Great cinema from a small source: The Theory presents the world’s smallest all action police chase. »Directing duo The Theory presents the tiniest police chase ever seen, made using the world’s smallest ‘pocket video projectors’. Featuring an escaped convict, a determined cop and a fully armed police helicopter, Speed of Light takes ‘projection mapping’ to a whole new (and low) level.«

MobMov: The Drive in that Drives in

MobMov: The Drive In That Drives In

California-based MobMov is a drive-in movie system built into a car, that pops up at different locations. MobMov, which is short for mobile movie, was founded 2005 by Bryan Kennedy, who wanted to create a guerilla drive-in for his friends. Before long, friends of friends joined in, and MobMov went public, with movie showings announced through mailing lists. In the “Home” section of the website, the founder states: »The Mobile Movie is bringing back the forgotten joy of the great American drive-in in urban settings across the world. Powered by cars and video projectors, MobMov’s are easy and affordable to set up. Abandoned warehouse walls spring to life with the sights and sounds of a big screen movie.

Read the whole MobMov Manifesto on their website.