Yo! Been a minute since I’ve gotten a chance to check in. The fall has jumped off with alot of activity for my artist friends and I in Detroit these days. While teaching little kids through the Community Arts Partnership and running research errands for the DIA, its mind boggling to stop and realize that Public Opinion Curatorial Projects was able to present fully animated films for the Detroit Design Festival and Grand Rapids Art Prize last month.
Public Opinion or #pubops is a network of artists founded by my friend Silvia and I. Operating long distance between the States and Eastern Europe, we bring artists from across the globe together for public art happenings. This season, we were invited to feature works at happenings hosted by the Flint Public Art Project.
The Design Fest is always expanding its reach, featuring industry professionals and collaborative spaces across the city, a week long series or music, parties, fashion shows and public art sprang up in every neighborhood.
For our part in this awesome event, we devised an animation with the focus of being projection mapped with the architecture of the space. (Some technical difficulties occurred on the ground but I coded it with MadMapper!)
LOL, in the end we were able to design a row of homes incorporating local styles in which different folks walked around and interacted throughout the animation, turning on lights and pulling down window shades to an audio recording or personal long distance conversations.
We also attempted projection mapping on the 5/3 Bank building in Grand Rapids with some cool results. Big thanks to the Flint Public Art Project for inviting us to collaborate with these public spaces and churning creative interventions. -C.L.